Yesica Balderrama

How Climate Change Impacts Indigenous Mental Health

The profound Indigenous connection to nature has existed for centuries, including the dread and depression caused by environmental changes. Climate change harms Native people’s sensitive relationships to plants, water, animals, and land and threatens their way of life, including learned skills, customs, and traditions.

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • 11:34 AM

Thousands of Women March Against Femicide in Mexico City

On Tuesday, thousands of women in Mexico City marched against femicide. An estimated total 80,000 attended sister events in Puebla, Cuernavaca, Veracruz, Morelia, Guanajuato, Chiapas, and other places across Mexico.

  • Mar 10, 2022
  • 3:50 PM

Afrodescendant Representation in Spanish-Language Textbooks

Looking at Spanish textbooks published between 2014 and 2017, Drs. Rosti Vana and Lillie Padilla studied the frequency of Afro-Latinx textual and visual references, and how they were historically and culturally portrayed. In the dozen books studied, there were only 52 textual mentions of Afro-Latinx—one of the textbooks mentioned Afro-Latinx people only once in its 500 pages.

  • Feb 23, 2022
  • 11:56 AM

App-Based Latinx Food Couriers Share Their Experiences

Latinx adults are more likely to have done gig work than their Black, Asian, and white counterparts, according to a study by the Pew Research Center published in December. About 30 percent have earned money from an online app platform.

  • Jan 28, 2022
  • 12:51 PM

Young Undocumented Immigrants Build a Community on TikTok

DACA recipients have turned to TikTok to gain control of the media narrative of Dreamers, using the app as a safe space for undocumented youth to connect with one another and share resources.

  • Jan 11, 2022
  • 3:59 PM

Homage to Vicente Fernández From Times Square

As a child back home in Morelos, I watched Chente movies with my grandparents and extended family; it was a custom my parents brought with us to this country—a source of comfort, reminding us that we could find a home far away from where we were born. 

  • Dec 16, 2021
  • 11:33 AM

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