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.
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.
This story first appeared in Al Día. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.
A new project by the University of Texas at Austin’s Voces Oral History Center documents a wide array of Latinx people living through the pandemic. The effort profiled almost 100 people, and their aim was to “illustrate the ways in which the Latinx community has been affected by COVID-19.”
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From 6th grade, Richard Brito knew who he wanted to be. He remembers being asked at his Brownsville, Texas, Catholic prep school, St. Joseph’s Academy, what he wanted to do when he grew up. He wrote down “Army captain.”