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Guest Voz: Annual gathering of Latina academics explore the ever-changing roles of Hispanic women

Guest Voz: Annual gathering of Latina academics explore the ever-changing roles of Hispanic women

By Veronica I. Arreola LatinaLista Columbus, Ohio is not the first place you would guess for an academic gathering focused on Chicana/Latina and Native American women studies with a feminist heart. But last week it was! The MALCS 2013 Summer Institute is an annual gathering of Chicana and Native American scholars. This was my first


Guest Voz: Breathing In Our Dead and The Spirit of Immigration Reform

By Roberto Lovato Of all our senses, the one that can most alter U.S. immigration history–and U.S. history itself–is our sense of smell. If we could, for example, magically bring the smell in the freezers of the Pima County Medical Examiner’s office to politicians, advocates and voters on either side of the immigration debate,


Guest Voz: We are a better society when people are not quiet — Standing up for Trayvon Martin

By Rodolfo F. Acuña LatinaLista Why should Latinos support Justice for Trayvon Martin? It is not the first time that I have been asked that question about another group. Take care of the family first is always the mindset of any group. Through the years, people have questioned why I was against capital punishment and


Guest Voz: Climate Change is Impacting Migrant Farm Workers

By Osvaldo Lopez Rio Grande Guardian The rhythm of the crunching dry soil slowed and eventually came to a halt with a big crash. The girl’s uncle heard and crossed through three rows to find her motionless body face-up. It was a calm day, and the air could not have been any more still, but


Guest Voz: States’ new abortion laws leave women continually defending the right to make their own decisions

By Lorena Garcia LatinaLista Newton’s third law of motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. With every victory preserving a woman’s right to choose, we are faced with a defeat. The movement to achieve reproductive justice is experiencing it’s third law now. In the days before Roe, according to the National