As the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to reverse Roe v. Wade, CALÓ NEWS spoke with six Latinas who shared their experiences with terminating pregnancies with hopes of reducing stigma and showing solidarity with others who have experienced having an abortion as well as with those who may undergo the experience one day.
Two prominent leaders are in the running to represent Long Beach, Downey and Southeast Los Angeles in Congress. Meet Robert Garcia, Long Beach’s first Latino and openly gay mayor, and Cristina Garcia, an assemblywoman who came up as a fiery activist in Southeast Los Angeles’ (SELA) barrios.
We have to open a line of communication with our children, with our families and talk about sexuality like a normal thing. Also, if we have an abortion, to not feel shame about it. To talk about our experience and tell our story, because everyone’s situation is different. As Latinas, we must respect our hermanas, our primas and our comadres if they wish to have an abortion. Maybe abortion isn’t for us, but we must support the decisions of others around their bodily autonomy.
CALÓ NEWS hit the streets to interview Long Beach residents at an action rally hosted at the Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse and led by LA F.U.E.R.Z.A., a student club at the California State University, Long Beach.
Latinos make up 47% of the LA’s population but only 23% of city commissioners. Latino city workers earn on average $9 less per hour than white employees.
From law to applied linguistics, “linguistic justice” has gained traction and has a bearing in translanguaging as an intersectional identity issue. When it comes to educational linguistics, linguistic justice entails promoting languages endangered due to coercive monolingual laws or racial prejudices in school settings. This justice is for the speaking selves of children, flowing unpredictably as they learn, without the stigma of incompleteness or faultiness.
Experts call on the California State University system to bolster the next generation of Latino doctors by better tracking students with system navigation and academic support.
Latinos are the largest ethnic group in California but take up very few seats in medical schools. At stake is quality care for an expanding population that is heavily impacted by the pandemic and chronic illnesses.
Latinos in Los Angeles and throughout California suffer from inordinate rates of infection and death due to the pandemic. Dr. Ilan Shapiro answers the most important questions.
Not having enough Latino doctors means life or death for many gente. Here are solutions.
In the late 1970s, when Assemblywoman Luz Rivas was in elementary school in Los Angeles, she was punished publicly by her teacher for speaking Spanish at school.
On March 23, 1979, Roberto Rodriguez, a young photojournalist on assignment, was beaten by law enforcement officers in East L.A. Now
67, he’s turned his trauma into a lifelong passion for social justice.