VOTO-Latino

The election of Donald Trump has been met with a mix of caution and fear from minorities in our communities—with good reason. The normalization of xenophobic rhetoric coincided with an increase in hate crimes, bullying, and violence. This week’s Issue Time is led by three people whose organizations work to counter xenophobia and bring people closer together:

Riham Osman is the Digital Media & Communications Strategist at the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s (MPAC). Riham works to protect the civil rights of American Muslims through the use of digital media public affairs and advocacy.

Jessica Reeves is the Chief Operating Officer at Voto Latino. In her role, she is responsible for developing and managing key partnerships and programs that help to advance the organization’s mission to bring new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change.

Ann Burroughs is the Interim President and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum and Chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA.

The Action ask box is open.

Send in your stories, questions, concerns—whatever. Our panel will start responding on Saturday January 21st.

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How America Ferrera Connects The Dots Between Feminism And Immigrant Rights
America Ferrera was one of four women to win the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Global Women’s Rights in Los Angeles. During her acceptance speech, the actor-producer made a point of thanking a woman she looked up to, one of the women to introduce the Ugly Betty and Superstore star.
By Ariane Lange

“It makes it all the more surreal to be awarded this by one of the only role models I had growing up who looked like me, Dolores Huerta,” Ferrera said, facing the iconic civil rights activist and United Farm Workers co-founder onstage at the Director’s Guild of America headquarters. “To grow up a tiny Latina in California with an outsize dream that nobody really saw as possible for me - to open my textbook and to see you was so incredibly impacting in ways that you will never know.”

Because of her activism and her high profile as a Latina role model, Ferrera was honored at the ceremony along with executive director of U.N. Women and U.N. Under-Secretary Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; actor-producer and abortion rights activist Amy Brenneman; and recently elected Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.  

Ferrera, who produces NBC’s Superstore in addition to starring in it, focused her acceptance speech on role models.

The very first film I did, Real Women Have Curves, received a response from so many — not just women, not just Latinas, all kinds of people from around the world who saw themselves. And I realized what I already knew as a young person, the power of seeing ourselves, being shown ourselves, being shown our own potential as women, as human beings, as people of color, as people from disadvantaged backgrounds. It was life-changing, to know that what I love to do and the talent that I had so desperately wanted to express had the potential to be a tool. A tool for helping other people find their voices. It was then that I went from wanting to be a famous, successful actress to wanting my work to matter. … It’s not easy out there for most of us who don’t look like the one thing you are supposed to look like in this industry. To find roles that honor our intelligence and our humanity and our passion, and our real-life roles. When you find them, it really is a gift, and when you find people who are willing to also dedicate their time and their lives and their careers to creating those types of images, not just for us, but for our children, it’s such a gift to know them and to work with them. … I was moderating a conversation once among young women, and there was something that a young girl said that has really stayed with me. She stood up and she asked one of our panelists — she was in junior high — and she said, “I was on the chess team. I was really good. But I was the only girl on the chess team, and it felt hard to be there, so I quit.” And I haven’t been able to shake that. Because if we can’t get our young girls to stay in the room for the chess team, how are we gonna get them to stay in the room to be leaders in business, leaders in politics, leaders in medicine, leaders in science? We have a really big job to do, and part of that is creating role models. Creating people that our young women and young men can look up to and say, “I can be that.”

Ferrera, who is a celebrity spokesperson for voter mobilization nonprofit Voto Latino, also addressed DREAMers (undocumented people who came to the U.S. as minors) in the forthcoming national election. 

“When you talk about the immigration issue, immigration is a feminist issue as well, and we need to start thinking about it as such,” she said.”

Read the full piece here

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flickers-d  asked:

Tu deseas saber cual es la cancion favorita de todos pero la tuya? Cual es ? Que musica prefieres? Saludos desde GDL c:

Mis canciones favoritas son:
-Therapy de All Time Low
-Dont go de Bring Me The Horizon
-You’re not alone de Of mice and men
-Have faith in me de A Day To Remember
-Lithium de Nirvana
-Whatever de Oasis
-La dosis perfecta de Panteón Rococo
-Runaways de The Killers
-Fluorescent Adolescent de Arctic Monkeys
-Through the dark de One Direction
-All i want de Kodaline
-Naive de The Kooks
-Medicine de The 1975
-Monsoon de Tokio Hotel
-Use Somebody de Kings Of Lion
-The kill de 30 seconds to mars
-November rain de Guns N Roses
-Nothing else matters de Metallica
-Castle Of Glass de Linkin Park
-Iris de Goo Goo Dolls
-The reason de Hoobastank
-Yellow de Coldplay
-Neutron Star Collision de Muse
-Everlong de Foo Fighters
-Bulletproof love de Pierce The Veil
-No dejes que de Caifanes
-Eres de Café Tacuba
-Voto latino de Molotov
-La vuelta al mundo de Calle 13
-The forgotten de Green Day
-Teenagers de My Chemical Romance
-If im gonna fall in love de A Rocket To The Moon
-Diane Young de Vampire Weekend
-Midnight City de M83
-Intro de The XX
-Houdini de Foster The People
-She will be loved de Maroon5
-Perfect de Simple plan
-Creep de Radiohead
-Bring me to life de Evanescence
-I miss you de Blink 182
-Teenage Dirtbag de Wheatus
-Who made who de Ac/dc
-Not The American Average de Asking Alexandria
-Summer of ‘69 de Bryan Adams
-All you need is love de The Beatles
-Run to the hills de Iron Maiden
-Livin’ on a prayer de Bon Jovi
-You only live once de The Strokes
-Satisfaction de The Rolling Stones
-How to save a life de The Fray
-Asleep de The Smiths
-We are the champions de Queen
-Under the bridge de Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Do you want it all de Two Door Cinema Club
-Alone together de Fall Out Boy
-Good bye blue sky de Pink Floyd
-Stairway to heaven de Led Zeppelin
-Song 2 de Blur
-Somewhere only we know de Keane
-The only exception de Paramore
-Wake up de Arcade Fire
-Love will tear us apart de Joy Division
-Molinos de viento de Mago de Oz.