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Young Latinas and U.S. immigration policies   Karla Gutierrez and Paola Gonzalez, an 18 and 17-year-old from Animo Inglewood Charter High School, perform an original poem that gives a voice to the struggles immigrants have and continue to face in America.   People’s stories humanize statistical figures. In this blog, I present a dialogue between […]

Stories of Mothers and Daughters

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A Latina daughter, her American immigrant mother, and 157 Barbies I want to begin this blog with a story that reflects the complex relationship between American daughters raised by Latino immigrant mothers and at the same time highlights the resolution, creativity, and endurance of both Latino mothers and their daughters. The title of the blog […]

This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School – we are mitú

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This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School (07/19/16) – we are mitú Image source: from the video This is Gaspar Marcos. He’s 18 years old, grew up in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, and was orphaned at age 5. At age 12, he came […]


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In-betweenness: Young Latinas and Identity       Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes’ qualitative research suggest that for Latino women the stress involved in negotiating ethnic identity under a stigmatizing environments might be one of the ways in which living in a racialized society affects health outcomes.  Focusing on young Latinas poetry, whether written or spoken found […]

Becoming Bicultural: Risk & Resilience in Latino Youth – Dr. Martica Bacallao – YouTube

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Drawing from her co-authored book, “Becoming Bicultural,” guest speaker Dr. Martica Bacallao explores the individual and family dynamics and societal messages behind bicultural development and sheds light on the factors that lead to positive or negative consequences for immigrant youth.