Petition created asking Sesame Street to rethink occupation of new Latina character

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in General, Petition

Petition created asking Sesame Street to rethink occupation of new Latina character

GritoBlast! Angelica Perez, the founder of  Latinas Think Big and founder and CEO at Ella Leadership Institute, is a clinical psychologist  who knows firsthand the importance of girls growing up believing they can be more than what some may expect of them. So, she was more than disappointed when Sesame Street announced the show’s new Latina character, named Nina, would only be portrayed simply as Elmo’s babysitter and a worker in a laundromat. In this day and...

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Latin@s in Tech Summit Unofficially Kicks off SXSW 2016

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in General, STEM

Latin@s in Tech Summit Unofficially Kicks off SXSW 2016

GritoBlast! Latin@s in Tech Summit – XelerateTech celebrates their third annual event by connecting a national roster of distinguished digital, tech and social media experts with attendees in Austin the day before SXSW 2016 officially launches. The March 10, 2016 day-long conference, to be hosted at the Mexican American Cultural Center, takes place purposely the day before Austin’s signature event. “We schedule the Latin@s in Tech Summit the day before...

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New multimedia platform strives to humanize the immigrant experience through a faith-based lens

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in General, Good News

New multimedia platform strives to humanize the immigrant experience through a faith-based lens

GritoBlast! — Sojourners is launching a new web-based platform with immigration-focused resources called ONWARD for Sojourners. The platform is an addition to Sojourners’ many resources on immigration and includes powerful documentaries and discussion guides for people of faith, and anyone, who wants to learn more about immigrants and their stories, the policy debates surrounding immigration, and the steps everyone can take to “welcome the stranger” — the sojourner....

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Revered Latino Educator To Be Honored on a U.S. Postage Stamp in 2016

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in General, Good News

Revered Latino Educator To Be Honored on a U.S. Postage Stamp in 2016

GritoBlast! — On December 31, the legendary educator Jaime Escalante would have been 85 years old. The beloved and charismatic California educator used unconventional methods to inspire his inner-city students not only to learn calculus but also to pass Advanced Placement tests in the subject. With his colleagues at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, he proved that students judged to be “unteachable” could master even the most difficult subject. In 2016, the United...

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