“...if I really reflect on how I, a Latina from Las Vegas, was able to become a scientist at an elite university, it wasn’t my own curiosity. It was the influence of a blackjack dealer who also happens to be my mother. ”—Anjelica L. Gonzalez, Ph.D, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Yale
“Solidarity is not a matter of altruism. Solidarity comes from the inability to tolerate the affront to our own integrity of passive or active collaboration in the oppression of others, and from the deep recognition that, like it or not, our liberation is bound up with that of every other being on the planet, and that politically, spiritually, in our heart of hearts we know anything else is unaffordable.”—Aurora Levins Morales. Born January 24, 1954, Morales is a Puerto Rican Jewish writer and poet. She is best known for her collection of essays Medicine Stories: History, Culture, and the Politics of Integrity. She is a tireless advocate for women’s rights and is considered the voice of Feminism in Latin America. [x]
Feliz día de las madres to all the Latina moms who celebrate Mother's Day on the 10th
Also don’t forget to celebrate your immigrant mamá on the 10th and this upcoming Sunday. Immigrant mamás halt their own life for yours. To get you here. To make sure you have a better future and opportunities than they had. They deserve 365 Mother’s Days a year, but on these two make them feel extra special. Entonces, feliz día de la madres a todas aquellas mujeres que merecen el mundo por su valentía y esfuerzos como mamás inmigrantes. No estuvieramos aquí sin ustedes. Gracias, grandes señoras.