Families and individuals have been moving cities, towns, countries since the beginning of times. Migration is not new, is something we all do or have done looking for better opportunities, sometimes survival. Our immigration system needs serious reform and in the last two years, policies like DACA repeal, Family Separation and shutting down asylum claims at the border, have createdRead more
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Being Latino Means I am Breaking the Status Quo and Enlightening the World of my Culture and Heritage.
(This essay was originally posted @ GALEO.org website. We are re-posting in an effort to increase awareness of the voices and opinions of Latinos in Georgia) I am the son of Latino immigrants, whose footsteps crossed the deserts of Mexico, whose sweat, blood and teardrops stained the path that crossed 3 countries and 4 states as they escaped a countryRead more
Written by Anton Flores-Maisonet, founder of Alterna Community and Casa Alterna in LaGrange, Georgia. This essay was originally published on the Casa Alterna Facebook page on September 6. Re-published with permission from Anton. Tuesday morning one of my new neighbors was ambushed by ICE officials. He is currently detained and now faces possible deportation. Cloaked in the pre-dawn darkness stealthily lurkingRead more
2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Georgia #HHMGeorgia (DOWNLOAD) *** The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) is not responsible for the information, operation or content of any of the events listed in the calendar. We aggregate information and share it with the ultimate purpose to increase investments in our community and Georgia and raise awareness of our culture, history, heritageRead more
(We are reposting from the OnUp Suntrust site with permission from Yeny.If you want to read the original article, please click here) As a college student studying finance in Colombia, Yeny Malaver, now 37, faced a grim reality: Even once she completed her degree, a career might always be out of reach. “I didn’t have any connections, and in ColombiaRead more