Your Voice Is Your Power | Consuelo Martinez | TEDxPasadenaWomen – YouTube

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Source: Part poetry, part “how-to” and part protest to the white appropriation of minority culture, Connie Martinez, a courageous Latina – a high school senior – expounds on the value of voice, recounts how she discovered her own voice and advocates for the voices of the unheard. Consuelo Martinez, a senior at Pasadena’s John Muir […]

Young Latina Suicide – Shoe Leather

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© Copyright 2015 NYU   At one o’clock in the morning on a Friday last year, just a few days before their annual beach trip for the 4th of July, the Parapis discovered the body of one of their teenaged daughters, hanging in the basement of their East Elmhurst home. In the days that followed, […]

Exploring the ‘Immigrant Paradox’: Q & A with Cynthia Garcia Coll – Education Writers Association

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Image source: logo OCTOBER 20, 2011 MAUREEN KELLEHER FIGUEROA For more than a century, assimilation into American culture has been held up as a positive goal for immigrants to pursue.But a just-released book that highlights research on first-generation immigrant children and adolescents, including Latinos, shows that recent immigrant children are more likely to succeed in school and avoid […]