Georgia DACAmented artist hosts final push for year-end DREAMer legislation

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Georgia DACAmented artist hosts final push for year-end DREAMer legislation

GritoBlast! ATLANTA, GA —  Atlanta DACAmented artist, educator and activist Yehimi Cambrón is hosting a rally in support of year-end legislation for DREAMers. Cambrón is known as the creator of a mural featuring an unique depiction of the Monarch butterfly. Bisected by a pencil, the butterfly’s right wing transforms into the pages of a book. The artist sees the image as a symbol of solidarity and resilience for herself and the greater community. The mural has become a...

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Call-to-Action: Help DREAMers. Call Speaker Ryan & ask him to do this one thing

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Call-to-Action: Help DREAMers. Call Speaker Ryan & ask him to do this one thing

GritoBlast! It’s time to take action for the Dream Act. Please call Speaker Paul Ryan at 608-752-4050 today and tell him to pass the Dream Act before the end of the year. In the next two weeks, Republicans must pass the omnibus spending bill that will fund the government next year. This is an opportunity to pass the Dream Act, which they can attach to the omnibus bill. The Dream Act has enough votes to pass. But it won’t get a vote unless Speaker of the House Paul Ryan...

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New study underscores ethnic pride important to well-being of Latino students

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in General, Notable News

New study underscores ethnic pride important to well-being of Latino students

GritoBlast — LatinaLista — The argument for the importance of ethnic clubs just got a boost from new research from the University of Michigan (U-M). Dr. Edward Chang, U-M professor of psychology and social work, and his team, found that when Latinos felt lonely and did not have a strong ethnic identity — defined as how someone looks at him/herself in a racial group — the likelihood of them considering suicide was higher. “For Latinos, feeling pride about their...

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