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New DREAM ACT in Congress! [please sign petition]

New DREAM ACT in Congress! [please sign petition]

Earlier today, DACA got a chance to strengthen! This morning, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced the DREAM Act in Congress. (Yes, momentum is building to protect Dreamers). Please sign below petition (and share with everyone) to protect our hard-working 800k Dreamers! Si se puede! Removing DACA recipients from the workforce would be an economic […]

Best Latina rapper in Bay Area! [see her story]

Best Latina rapper in Bay Area! [see her story]

Road to Resistance: Oakland’s Gina Madrid Connection to the Music and Political Game Activist-rapper Gina Madrid matters in both the music and social-justice communities — but her journey to Oakland wasn’t easy. Excerpt East Bay Express Like nearly all immigrants, local rapper Gina Madrid started from scratch when she moved to Oakland from Mexico almost […]

Latina Immigrants Raise $30 Million Venture Fund In Silicon Valley

Latina Immigrants Raise $30 Million Venture Fund In Silicon Valley

“Our uniqueness as immigrant Latinas makes us stronger and anti-fragile.” Excerpt HuffPost Babel Ventures, a Silicon Valley firm founded by two young immigrant Latina entrepreneurs, just announced $30 million raised to help start-ups. These funds aim to empower entrepreneurs, many who struggle to receive funding, with the needed capitol to continue contributing to our economy […]

2017 MEX AM Festival // San Francisco 4

2017 MEX AM Festival // San Francisco

Dance, Music, Art, Talks, Gastronomy, Film and Wine Celebrating the integration between Mexico and the USA in San Francisco’s Bay Area. July 16th – 23rd, 2017 The 8 day festival is a multidisciplinary initiative that showcases a program with music, film, food, visual arts, digital art, dance, literature and talks of some of the most […]

Frida Kahlo's birthday is July 6th

Frida Kahlo’s birthday is July 6th

July 6th is Frida Kahlo’s birthday. Her history is what made her so special! Painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) was a Mexican self-portrait artist who was married to Diego Rivera and is still admired as a feminist icon. Video:   Synopsis Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered […]

Martha Hernandez is the Bay Area Visionary behind madeBOS

Martha Hernandez is the Bay Area Visionary behind madeBOS

by Linda Castillo At the 2017 Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit, I had the opportunity to meet Martha Hernandez, who is disrupting the traditional career development processes at companies with her software platform, madeBOS.     “How can I support the applicant when they didn’t get the job. I wanted to figure out a way […]

[Exhibit] Exist + Resist, 2016 Presidential Election! Gallery Opening @ MCCLA // SF

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT MARCH // SF

IF YOU CARE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY, WE MUST DO THIS! BASTA YA! WHY WE MARCH Time and again, Donald Trump has shown callous disregard for the law. His refusal to divest himself from his business empire, his corruption and self-dealing, and above all his brazen obstruction of justice are offenses that cannot be ignored. His […]

"Lean In Latinas" in Bay Area 3

“Lean In Latinas” in Bay Area

“I am looking to surround myself with some inspiring, empowered Latinas who have figured it out or are in the midst of doing so…” this is what Carmela said when she asked to join Lean In Latinas. Lean In Latinas was created in a moment in time over years. What does this mean? Growing up […]

Living History: The Powerful Story of Olga Talamante // Oakland 1

Observando al Observador: US Premiere of documentary // SF

US Premiere of Observando al Observador, a documentary film by Malena Juanatey (2013) Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00pm 9:30pm Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110     Observando al Observador (Observing the Observer) tells the story of two US citizens, Olga Talamante and Patricia Erb, who were detained and tortured in […]

Living History: The Powerful Story of Olga Talamante // Oakland 1

Olga Talamante // Chicana/Latina Foundation

Update! There is a new film premiere about the life of Olga Talamente on June 21st. Here’s info: [film] Observando al Observador: US Premiere @ Brava theatre // SF In the haydays of political activism during 1960’s, one Latina emerged from a few significant women! Her name is Olga Talamante, and this is her story! […]

Quinceañera fundraiser! La Colectiva de Mujeres // SF 2

Quinceañera fundraiser! La Colectiva de Mujeres // SF

La Colectiva de Mujeres invites you to our 15th Anniversary celebration and fundraiser, Quinceañera de La Colectiva — Aging with Dignity. May 24th, San Francisco War Memorial’s Green Room. Learn how YOU can become a Madrina or Padrino and celebrate our 15th anniversary with us! #AgingWithDignity Tickets: click here!   Video: As a mother of […]

LEANtalks: Latina Success Network // Sunnyvale 4

LEANtalks: Latina Success Network // Sunnyvale

BEST Latina empowerment program in Bay Area! Here’s what happened at May 18th’s “Latina Sucess network” event at Google headquarters. It was amazing! Video:   May 18th at Google headquarters was a night of inspiration, transformation and knowledge. We heard presentations by 8 Latina women on their journey to greatness! LEANtalks is a new format, […]