News Category: 2021

A Year Of Pandemic: Alt.Latino Remembers

March 14, 2021

This story first appeared on Alt.Latino. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

This has been a tough year.

A year of living with so much uncertainty, many of us filled with anxiety and concern about the safety and health of our families and ourselves.

And, unfortunately, a year of loss for far too many of us.

How Polly Abarca Fought to Bring Birth Control to South Texas

March 9, 2021

This story first appeared in Texas Monthly. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

As dozens of kids played together on the front lawn of a Corpus Christi home, their mothers gathered in the living room. There, nurse Apolonia “Polly” Abarca displayed pamphlets and showed an educational film about family planning. The women played games, with winners taking home prizes that included books on birth control.

Eight years after Sam Coronado’s death, Pepe Coronado and Jonathan Rebolloso continue his printmaking legacy

March 5, 2021

This story first appeared in Sight Lines. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

An an artist, educator, and activist, the late Sam Coronado believed in the power of art to shape a community. Coronado’s lifelong commitment to empowering Latinos to express their experiences through art emerged from his involvement with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.