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Video: A short introduction to Latin American Women Artists of 1915-1995

Video: A short introduction to Latin American Women Artists of 1915-1995

LatinaLista — Frida Kahlo is perhaps the most recognizable name among Latin American women artists who ever lived — but she is far from the only one. Rather than be seen as the definitive Latin American woman artist, a special exhibit in 1995 highlighted a range of such female artists spanning the years 1915-1995. “Latin American

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New apps help women of color close the gap in accessing life-saving cancer information

LatinaLista — In 2010, the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge was launched to spur creativity among developers to come up with apps that would solve issues in the healthcare field. One such issue has been the unequal access to healthcare information and treatment between women of color and Anglo women. Research has shown that Latinas and


Embroidery Collective Gives Voice to Mexico’s Victims of Gender-Based Killings

By Mayela Sanchez Global Press Institute A group of mostly women remember victims of gender-based killings by embroidering their stories on handkerchiefs and displaying them at local demonstrations and events. There were more than 34,000 feminicides in Mexico from 1985 to 2009. Performing a traditional craft that requires time and patience, the embroiderers say they


It doesn’t take a superhero to save the planet, just a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions

By Jaclyn Lopez LatinaLista Two pieces of startling, yet intertwined news made headlines this weekend: (1) we’re eleven hundredths away from hitting a new, grim climate change marker; and (2)climate change will cause widespread species extinctions. Scientists had originally reported that readings at the Mauna Loa observatory, where we measure the amount of carbon dioxide


Children’s Book Week celebrates youth literature but needs to do more to highlight authors of color

LatinaLista — Since 1919, an official time has been set aside to celebrate children’s books. This week marks the 94th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, (May 13-17). The week is highlighted by a variety of literacy activities and readings held in over 50 cities. It’s also the time that young readers learn which of their


Bilingual book publisher creates challenge to get children to not eat sugar for a day

LatinaLista — For many people, sugar is their very first addiction, started when they were children. Whether from eating sugar-coated cereal, licking heaping scoops of ice cream or drinking tall sweet glasses of creamy chocolate milk, children’s taste buds get an early introduction to the sweet ingredient. So a new campaign, A Day Without Sugar,