Posts Tagged as ‘Latino’

breakthrough beat: “Welcome to Shelbyville” explores what it means to be American

We’re a proud promotional partner of the film, Welcome to Shelbyville.  The film takes you to small town, Shelbyville, Tennessee where the community experiences transformative changes with the arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees, combined with an already rapidly developing Latino population. Longtime Shelbyville residents (both white and African American) are faced with the [...]

June 2, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: The specter of SB1070 haunts Nebraska

This summer, while the nation was in the throes of the debate around the extremely harsh anti-immigrant law, SB1070, set to be introduced in Arizona, our Restore Fairness blog had mentioned that the small town of Fremont, Nebraska had joined the bandwagon of taking immigration law into its own hands by passing a law that [...]

October 4, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: Our top picks during National Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year, from September 15-October 15, the U.S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month during which we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This observation was initiated as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded [...]

September 23, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Award winning film tells us why we need immigration reform

Excerpted from our Restore Fairness blog. The passage of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant law has thrown the issue of immigration and race into the limelight. With many in Arizona deeply concerned about the specter of racial profiling that SB1070 brings with it, the law has brought attention to the frustration many feel at the federal government’s [...]

May 18, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Hate crime trial against immigrants continues on Long Island

The trial of Jeffrey Conroy continues as more and more evidence is piling up that this was in fact a hate crime. As we recently posted on teens bullying one another on and offline, Conroy was 17 when he and his friends went looking for Latinos to harass. Not other teens, just Latinos. They were [...]

April 8, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Mr. Whitten makes Latino employees Anglicize their names

Larry Whitten is an ex-marine who has spent the past 40 years in the hotel business, recently took over one such hotel in Taos, a small town in New Mexico, a liberal and diverse community of around 5,000 residents, which has been home to the Spanish culture and language for hundreds of years. Within weeks [...]

October 27, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Help Latino immigrants in Queens become citizens

What are you doing most Saturday mornings? Come and show your support for the immigrant community in Queens! Human Rights Campaign’s Greater New York Steering Committee is organizing a workshop to reach out to the Latino/a community in Queens on Saturday, the 19th of September. Come and volunteer with HRC as they assist legal permanent [...]

September 2, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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