From Isa Noyola, a Trans-Latina activist and Director of Programs at the Transgender Law Center, to Afro-Dominican salon owner and activists Carolina Contreras; this year's tribute to Hispanic Heritage month broadens the celebration of Latinx people worldwide.
The rich history and diversity are highlighted in videos highlighting Nicaraguan luxury accessory brand, Valas Los Angeles, and lesser known, but worthy of celebrating individuals like Irene Sanchez, Ph.D.; a Mexican-Xicana educator, poet, writer, and public scholar.
A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS
We are going to make it clear that this country cannot function without immigrants. This is only the beginning of our fight toward permanent protection, dignity and respect for all people!
Join the movement here.
I had a chance to sit down with Raymond Meza (Congressional Candidate for California's District 34) last week to talk about why he is running for political office, what it is like to be a gay, Latinx man growing up and coming out, and why it is important for individuals like him to share leadership.
The story of #ThisIsMyHome:
Due to the tremendous and overdue need to achieve comprehensive immigration reform, I've teamed up with CASA in Action and DEC Artists to create a campaign which will highlight immigrant stories from across the country. We will show how the immigrant experience affects the well-being of us all. In the United States, I’ve always believed that immigrant stories are American stories and American stories are immigrant stories and it is more important than ever to have our voices heard.
CASA in Action and I aim to bring together people of all ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds to say to our elected officials, “The time for immigration reform is now! I am an American and this is my home!”
#ThisIsMyHome - *A campaign created by Salvador Santana & Daniel Dart
5. Salvador with Daniel Dart
4. Salvador with Dolores Huerta Pt. 2
3. Salvador with Dolores Huerta Pt. 1
2. Salvador with Edward James Olmos
1. Salvador with father Carlos Santana