Latinx Writers Strike for Substantial Pay and Equal Opportunities

By Helen Sorme Latinx writers are a part of the nearly 12,000 Writers Guild of America (WGA) union members who have been striking in Hollywood for over three months. However, Latinx writers, along with writers of other minorities, face struggles that their white counterparts don’t: underrepresentation.In 2023, Latinx writers made up 1.1% of all writers […]

The Richard B. Russell Library and GALEO Archiving Partnership is Underway

By Isa Cardona In 2019, The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia Libraries and GALEO partnered to document and archive the contributions of Hispanic and Latino communities in Georgia’s political history.  The Russell Library is dedicated to politics and public policies specifically for the state of Georgia, […]

Latinas in Tech

By Jennifer Silva  Since 2017 Latinas in Tech have hosted their annual conference Latinas in Tech Summit, the largest gathering of Latina professionals in technology.  Latinas in Tech is a non-profit organization with the aim to connect, support, and empower Latina women working in tech. They work hand in hand with top technology companies to create […]

USCIS Announces Online Filing for DACA Renewals

By Tania Ramirez On April 12, 2022, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) would have the option of online filing for renewal of their Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The transition to online filing is a step toward […]

Biden Administration Unveils New Procedures in Handling Asylum Cases

By: Tania Ramirez Asylum seekers make up a large portion of the migrants continuously arriving at the border. Typically, asylum seekers who are not detained are issued a summons and wait an average of more than five years before appearing in court. However, the Biden administration seeks to reduce the current backlog of 1.7 million cases […]

Issues Within the Latino Community

By Tania Ramirez Issues within the Latino community have continued to change as the number of registered voters increases drastically. Georgia is home to over 1 million Latinos, accounting for 9% of the population in Georgia. Due to the growing population, Georgia has become one of the top 10 states with the largest Latino/Hispanic population. GALEO […]

Who is Cesar Chavez?

By Tania Ramirez  Farm workers play an essential role in today’s agriculture. However, it took a while before people could understand their importance and treat them fairly. During the Great Depression, migrant farm workers made around 40 cents a day and were barely able to provide for their families. In addition, they were forced to work […]

The Importance of In-State Tuition for Refugees

By Tania Ramirez The Georgia General Assembly has had a busy session in 2022. Aside from all the legislation being proposed, tuition equity has been crucial during the 2022 session. House Bill 932 (HB 932) is a bipartisan bill that proposes for noncitizen students with certain refugee, special immigrant (SIV holders), or humanitarian parole status under […]

Latinx Podcasts on the Rise

By Rafael Vargas As technology keeps on evolving, so have our forms of entertainment. Although late night talk shows and radio broadcasts are still around, podcasts are rapidly increasing in popularity as the new form of media where audiences can listen to hosts talk for hours over a variety of fascinating topics. In recent years, podcasts […]

“Encanto” and the Importance of Representation in Media

By Rafael Vargas Ever since its release, Disney’s “Encanto” has won the world over with its spectacular animation and beautiful music performances from an all-star cast. One of the strongest points of the movie is that this is one of Disney’s first times showing representation of Latinx individuals and their culture. This is further highlighted by […]