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Purple ribbons deserve equal ‘pinning’ in the month of October

Purple ribbons deserve equal ‘pinning’ in the month of October

LatinaLista — Though pink may be the dominant ribbon color this month to honor breast cancer awareness, there’s another color that deserves equal ‘pinning’ – purple. Purple stands for domestic violence awareness month. In 2012, a report from the Mary Kay Foundation found domestic violence cases to be on the rise, attributable to the sluggish


Video: Chicago-area Latina writers use their voices to ‘rebel’ against being marginalized

LatinaLista — On August 12, 2013, Rebeldes: A Proyecto Latina Anthology was released. Featuring the voices of different Latinas, the anthology is the only book being published in Chicago focusing on the writings and artwork of 26 Latinas. It is meant to be less of a work of literature and more of giving Latinas a


Latina scientists needed to move scientific knowledge forward

By Nicole Hernández Hammer LatinaLista Last week I was at a meeting of community organizers to discuss engagement of Miami’s Hispanic communities on climate change. At the end of the meeting one of the attendees came up to me and said I was the first woman scientist whom she had ever met. I was surprised


Guest Voz: For uninsured and under-insured Latinos, Affordable Care Act is a long overdue prescription

By Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff LatinaLista We all know someone, in our families, at work, or a neighbor, who ignored a nagging health concern because they didn’t have health insurance, didn’t have the money, or for one reason or another, just couldn’t get to a doctor. Access to health care is an incredibly important issue for the


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

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Video: New PBS/Univision documentary reveals the sexual abuse of nation’s female migrant farmworkers

LatinaLista — Farmwork is hard enough. Being a migrant farmworker — subjected to the whims of a “profit-first, workers-last” employer mentality can be life-threatening, but being a female migrant farmworker, well, there are no words to describe the horror of what that can mean. Add “undocumented” in the mix and for many women it means