There is a lineage. Let their names be sung and recited over and over again. Let the change they strived for be named. These change-makers were my sisters, my friends, my chosen family and my support system. We were responsible for changing the nation’s sentiments about undocumented migrant young people. We amplified our narratives and forever shifted migration discourse even if we weren’t held up publicly. We did the work to claim our lives.
When languages disappear, so do the living cultures and human stories embedded within them. The Maya Girls are refusing to let that happen to the linguistic family of 22 different Mayan languages tracing back 5,000 years.
On Latina Equal Pay Day, the EEOC wanted to shirk its civil rights duties to protect women workers of color.
Social class and education could not save her. My colleague and friend, despite all her vigilance, earned el derecho de descansar in her death by feminicidio. She fought for her life and lost.
In her new memoir, Knitting the Fog, chapina writer Claudia Hernández reflects on the impact of her mother’s difficult decision to flee domestic violence and poverty in Guatemala and immigrate illegally into the U.S.
I am a Spanish-speaking chica, born and raised in Panama, one among dozens of primos, tíos and tías, role models when mothers failed and fathers died—a world I left and haven’t left. My own book is about to be born. It’s an expression of me—an excavation of memory and return to the soil of “la […]
Border Patrol forced a 3-year-old named Sofi to make an impossible choice: choose which parent should be deported. A group of mothers is fighting back by suing the Trump administration for misconduct.
“The many women that I’ve had the opportunity to know and to walk alongside over the years are incredible. They’re powerful, and they have their own voices, but they’re not always given the mic or the megaphone—and I believe that all of us need to find ways to help those who are least visible be passed the microphone.”
City officials and local movement leaders in Los Angeles came together Saturday for the dedication of what is now Dolores Huerta Square.
Feminists from across the greater Los Angeles area gathered at Ms. HQ Wednesday for the inaugural meeting of the Ms. Book Club, joining author and activist Cherríe Moraga for a night of cocktails and conversation about her memoir “Native Country of the Heart.”