Archive for September, 2013

STEM Sisters

Latinos are underrepresented in STEM—the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. But four recent STEM grads from DePaul University joined Maria Hinojosa for this first of many conversations about Latinas in STEM.

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Sabiduría: Marta Moreno Vega

Our regular feature “Sabiduría,” is a few words of wisdom. This week, Marta Moreno Vega shares one of her favorite sayings.

 

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Photo courtesy Dr. Marta Moreno Vega Facebook Page

 

Marta Moreno Vega was born in El Barrio “Spanish Harlem” of Puerto Rican parents born in Puerto Rico. Dr. Vega, an Afro Puerto Rican, has dedicated her professional life to developing culturally grounded institutions placing the history and culture of African descendants in the Diaspora in the time clock of world history. She is founder and president of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, an international not for profit organization located in New York City which she created in 1976.

 

School Stories

Friends of Latino USA share special moments when being Latino affected their education. Their stories are funny, sad and unexpected. Featuring Representative Luis Rodriguez, Sara Inés Calderón, Gustavo Arellano, Irmary Reyes and Michele Carlo.

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OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano tells his story about bullying other kids:


Oregon professor Irmary Reyes Santos tells her school story about being subject to a language proficiency test-in spite of being a U.S. citizen:

Journalist Sara Ines Calderon tells her school story about being uncomfortable around privilege and power:

Congressman Luis Gutierrez tells his school story about being ignored because of language barriers:

Author Michele Carlo tells her story about growing up and filling out:

 

 

 

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