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LATISM '13 (Video and Pics Included!)

October 23, 2013
Photo below from left to right: me; Sylvia Aguilera, director of government relations for McDonald's Corporation; Jes Sofia Valle, CEO of the Bloggers of Health network; Ana Roca Castro, founder of LATISM, education tech developer and CEO of Plaza Familia ; and Laurita Tellado, the force behind the...
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“I’m glad other women who go to the jail here will not suffer what I went through”: Nashville case against shackling finally resolved after five years

October 18, 2013
Earlier this year, I had the privilege to participate in the "Rethinking Prisons" conference at Vanderbilt University. Being on that campus, I was inspired to tell the audience about the brave Nashville resident who stood up for her dignity and sued the county sheriff for shackling her during labor...
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Signing of TRUST Act makes 2013 "Year of the Immigrant" in CA

October 7, 2013
Today marks the dawn of a new era in California's immigrant communities. This victory belongs first and foremost to the brave undocumented Californians facing deportation after minor or wrongful arrests who came forward from the shadows and told their stories in hopes that other community members...
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Immigrants are Media Makers Telling Their Own Stories at the #11MillionDreams Storython.

September 26, 2013
There are more than 11 Million undocumented people living, working, and dreaming in the USA. We need to hear their voices and stories loud and clear during the debates over immigration policy reform. Those voices, reflections of lived experiences, should be centered and uplifted. On October 5th and...
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You're Invited: WEBINAR on Immigrant Health Coverage Eligibility and Enrollment

September 24, 2013
Health Insurance for Immigrant Families in the ACA Era Please register here and share widely! Thursday, September 26 10:00-11:00am PST/1:00-2:00pm EST Presented by the National Immigration Law Center and the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University The webinar will provide a...
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Obamacare Brings Millions Out of the Shadows of the Uninsured

September 24, 2013
With enrollment for health care insurance set to open in a few days, public opinion polls show there is still much confusion about how Obamacare will work. Congressional opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are using the current state of bewilderment to try to stop the health care program...
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Engaging in Civil Disobedience for Health Justice for Immigrant Women and Children

September 24, 2013
When I was invited to join in a civil disobedience action that would lead to my arrest, I was terrified. What if I started crying when the police put me into handcuffs? So I asked around: what could I expect? How would it feel when I was arrested? What would happen? The clearest advice I got was, “...
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Moms Get Real About Race in America: A Blog Carnival in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 28, 2013
This blog carnival was updated twice on Thursday, August 29th, 2013. Introduction by the members of the MomsRising Education Fund Board of Directors: Ai-jen Poo , Executive Director for National Domestic Workers Alliance Barbara Arnwine , President & Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee...
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50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March An Inspiration To Advance Humane Immigration Reform

August 27, 2013
April 10th, 2013 was a memorable day for me. I was in Washington, D.C. and participated, in what for me personally, was the largest rally I had ever attended. See pictures here. Tens of thousands of people of all heritages, hues, and life experiences, covered the lawn in front of the Capitol...
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Wise Words from Daughter about Adopted Korean Brother

August 27, 2013
We've come a long way since the Civil Rights March on Washington. It's commonplace nowadays for a family to adopt a child from another country. There's still much to be done regarding society fully embracing diversity, but teaching our children to be open-minded is a good start. -Maria Adcock,...
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