Marisa Treviño

  • Social Justice
    White House recognizes 11 immigration reform advocates in special Champions of Change ceremony

    LatinaLista — This morning, the White House hosted a special installment of their ongoing “Champions of Change” series by honoring 11 people “who embody the spirit of Cesar Chavez’s legacy and commit themselves to working in their communities to advocate and organize around immigration-related issues.” The Cesar Chavez Champions of Change program...

  • Global Views
    Colombia celebrates Holy Week

    By Hannah Mead Colombia Reports For Colombia’s predominantly Catholic population, the Holy Week is the most important celebration of the year and many processions and religious ceremonies take place all over the country. While some of us associate this time of year with chocolate eggs and the Easter bunny, holy week is...

  • Call-2-ACT
    Call-2-Do-Good: Georgia university for undocumented students asks for calls to state’s legislators to prevent passage of further anti-immigrant bills

    LatinaLista — Being an undocumented student is hard enough without state legislators drafting bills singling out these students. Legislators in Georgia have been particularly unkind to undocumented students. The policy, adopted last fall by the university system’s Board of Regents, bars any state college or university that has rejected academically qualified applicants...

  • Local Stories
    Environmental groups call on Border Patrol to reduce off-road damage

    By Gerald Bourguet Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Border Patrol off-road vehicles used to catch illegal immigrants and drug smugglers are damaging the landscapes of two ecologically sensitive areas of southern Arizona, environmental groups contend. The Sierra Club and Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity released a short video showing damage from ATVs...

  • General
    Video: Daughter of Mexican immigrants, young Latina pursues her version of the American Dream

    LatinaLista — One of the biggest challenges facing young Latinas and Latinos is most often found within...

  • Call-2-ACT
    Can upcoming DC immigration rally recapture the spirit and participation of 2006? Maybe

    LatinaLista — The year 2006 will be forever remembered as the time when the Latino community came together and marched for immigration reform. As anyone who took part in those infamous marches of 2006 that swept the country from Los Angeles to Dallas to Chicago to New York City, those marches weren’t...

  • Global Views
    Young Women Make Political Demands in Mexico’s Biennial Lesbian March

    By Mayela Sanchez Global Press Institute Young women accounted for the majority of participants in the sixth lesbian march in Mexico City last weekend. As many as 7,000 people attended this year’s gathering. Distinct from the festive annual gay pride march, this event enables lesbians to tackle political issues affecting them, such...

  • BlogBeat
    Latinos Underrepresented in New York City Gifted Programs

    By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino EdBeat While Latino children make up the largest racial or ethnic group enrolled in New York City’s public elementary schools, they occupy the smallest percentage of the gifted and talented program’s enrollment. Data obtained by The Wall Street Journal shows that Latino children are dramatically underrepresented in...

  • General
    President Obama: I want to sign that (immigration) bill into law as soon as possible

    LatinaLista — Immigration makes us a stronger. It keeps us vibrant. It keeps us hungry. It keeps us prosperous. It is part of what makes this such a dynamic country. And if we want to keep attracting the best and the brightest that the world has to offer, then we need to...

  • Videos
    Video: Though smartphone use is on the rise, the digital divide still overshadows disadvantaged communities

    LatinaLista — The digital divide use to be so easy to define — people without Internet access...

  • Local Stories
    An Emotional Plea for Latinos to Join the Struggle For Tougher Gun Control

    CTLatinoNews In a powerful interview, Elba Márquez, the grandmother of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, one of the young victims of the Newtown massacre, offered a scathing indictment of the country’s political leaders after Senate leaders announced last week that they would not seek to limit the ban on 157 assault weapons proposed by...

  • Nonprofit
    Spotlight Nonprofit: Water nonprofits work to quench a global thirst for safe water

    LatinaLista — The days of taking drinking water for granted is quickly coming to an end. With extreme drought predicted to only worsen in the United States in 2013 and climate change playing havoc with water supplies, communities are taking a hard look at how to preserve their water reserves. Unfortunately, this...

  • Call-2-ACT
    CAll-2-Do-Good: NEA asks its members to share stories of their undocumented students for online competition

    LatinaLista — Outside the families of undocumented students, the people who know best the challenges, heartaches and fears that undocumented students endure are their teachers. Since the DREAMer movement started, countless teachers have joined the fight to get DREAMers recognized and afforded the same rights as citizens. Now, the National Educational Association (NEA)...

  • Fitness
    Reflections of the first-ever San Antonio to Laredo ultra marathon

    By Manuel “Manny” Davila LatinaLista When I told people I wanted to do an ultra-marathon relay from San Antonio to Laredo, most people thought I was crazy. “Why would you do that?”, most asked as if I was one step away from being locked up at a mental hospital. Why? The reason...

  • Guest Voz
    Guest Voz: “Path to Citizenship” — as if the long wait isn’t punishment enough

    By Eduardo Stanley LatinaLista FRESNO, California — Congressional representatives in charge of putting together an immigration reform bill are considering a so-called “path to citizenship,” the process by which undocumented immigrants living in the country may become legal residents and later citizens. But this path will include a long wait for those...

  • Global Views
    In Central America, Community-Minded Libraries Become Community Funded

    By Carol A. Erickson American Libraries Report on Guatemala and Honduras libraries The homicide rate in Honduras is among the highest in the world. Decades of corruption have gnawed through government and police forces from top to bottom. Trafficking of cocaine and drugs — destined north to Mexico and the United States...

  • Local Stories
    The barrier that divides: One city, dos lenguas

    By Valorie Vasquez Borderzine EL PASO – Blue-eyed, brunette, and light-complexioned Michael Alden has called El Paso his home for nearly all his life. Alden, 24, was born and raised in El Paso, graduated from Franklin High in 2007 and attended UTEP before leaving to live in California. Although El Paso is...

  • General
    Viernes Video: CollegeHumor brings Dora the Explorer to life in web series for grown-up fans

    LatinaLista — Who has a bowl haircut, a purple backpack and a monkey with red boots as...

  • Videos
    Video: Author Benjamin Alire Sáenz revisits Juarez bar that inspired his PEN/Faulkner award-winning book

    LatinaLista — When it was announced that Benjamin Alire Sáenz had won the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award for...

  • Life Issues
    Young Latinas invited to use their voices to blog in national blog-a-thon

    LatinaLista — Getting young Latinas interested in technology has been one of the missions of Austin, Texas-based Latinitas since the organization was first envisioned in 2002 by a group of students at the University of Texas Austin. Created to empower young Latinas through technology and media, the organization has distinguished itself by...

  • Global Views
    Dramatic Reduction in Homicides in El Salvador—David Munguía Payés Answers Critics

    By Frederick B. Mills Council on Hemispheric Affairs On March 15, 2013, the Salvadoran Minister of Justice and Public Security, David Munguía Payés, held a conversatorio (conversation) with a group of Salvadoran community leaders at the Salvadoran embassy in Washington, D.C. The main topic was the encouraging reduction of gang related homicides...

  • Call-2-ACT
    Call-2-Do-Good: Self-storage company creates ‘Pin for a Cure’ to help researcher realize a cure to SMA

    LatinaLista — What does a self-storage company have in common with the degenerative disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants? Possibly, a cure. Dr. Christian Lorson, PhD has been doing some groundbreaking research in SMA at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He’s attracting a...

  • Local Stories
    Influential Houston Hispanics: William Hernandez, actor finds passion in Africa

    By Edith Manzanares The Venture Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, William Hernandez and his family moved to Houston, TX 23 years ago. Hernandez’s parents worked two jobs and helped him and his younger brother and older sister provide for with all that they could. His passion to help others started at...

  • Call-2-ACT
    Call-2-Do-Good: The Most Outrageous Excuse to Deport a Mother of Three

    By Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California and Axel Caballero, Cuéntame Where would you expect to find...

  • BlogBeat
    New Rankings: How Healthy is Your County?

    SaludToday The 2013 County Health Rankings are now available. The rankings, now in their fourth year, show that how long and how well people live depends on multiple factors including rates of smoking, education, and access to healthy food. National trends this year show: Child poverty rates have not improved since 2000,...