The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) strongly believes proposed legislation S.R. 587 will negatively affect international families, entrepreneurs, and students residing in Georgia limiting both the state and their personal aspirations for economic and educational progress. 30 Fortune 1000 businesses make Georgia their home base, many of those companies bring, along with their tax revenue … Continue reading The Proposed Legislation for an English-Only Amendment to the Georgia Constitution Could Negatively Affect The Economic Development and Educational Attainment of ALL in Georgia.
When Monica left Peru in 1998 to live in Florida, it was really tough and she struggled, as a teenagers and immigrant, to find her own identity and accept and understand her new home. It would not be until she was 24 when she moved to Georgia on a full scholarship to attend SCAD where started … Continue reading Artists Soaking in Communities, Living Walls.
(This post is based on an article published by Project Q highlighting the 2017 Pride Parade Marshalls in Atlanta. You can read the entire original article here) If you have lived in Atlanta for a few years and happen to care about politics and voting rights, you have probably heard about Jerry Gonzalez. If you … Continue reading The Many Facets of Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO Executive Director, Avid Biciclyst, Community Advocate and Grand Marshal
In 2012, an important documentary under the name of “Illegal” was part of the official selection for the LA Shorts Fest featuring interviews with undocumented young immigrants, faith, civil and political leaders. At the time of the screening, President Obama had announced the DACA program and while it was relevant at the time, the documentary … Continue reading DACAmented in Georgia
(This piece is written by Vanessa Toro and was originally published in “The Dose” powered by DigitasLBI where Vanessa is the Associate Director for Creative Strategy) I often get asked why – as a NonBlack person of color (NBPOC) – I’m so passionate about confronting anti-blackness. Occasionally, I am not so gently reminded by Latinos*, Asians … Continue reading Opinion: BHM is For Black Folks. The Work is For All of Us.