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Latino Leadership Initiative (Lli), University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harvard Kennedy School Center For Public Leadership Apr 2014

Latino Leadership Initiative (Lli), University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harvard Kennedy School Center For Public Leadership

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Purpose: To help develop a cadre of next generation leaders from and for the Latino(a) community. Participants: The LLI annually serves up to 50 of the nation’s most promising undergraduates with demonstrated interest in serving the Latino(a)community. Partner Schools: The partner schools are sending cohorts represented are Miami Dade College, UMass Boston, Texas A&M International University, University of California at Merced, University of Texas-Pan American, Loyola Marymount, City University of New York and the University of Houston. Objectives: To enhance the leadership capacity of students committed to serving the Latino community; To help participants form a strong and durable bond among themselves and with other leaders; To inspire participants to view their own possibilities for leadership and professional achievement as limitless.


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Somerville And Everett, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Somerville And Everett, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the cities of Somerville and Everett. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen other cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Brockton, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Brockton, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the Brockton-Abington area. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Boston, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Boston, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in Boston. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference sponsored by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Holyoke, Chicopee, And Easthampton, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Holyoke, Chicopee, And Easthampton, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the cities of Holyoke, Chicopee, and Easthampton. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lawrence And Methuen, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lawrence And Methuen, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the cities of Lawrence and Methuen. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lowell, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lowell, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in Lowell. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Cambridge, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Cambridge, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in Cambridge. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Chelsea, Revere, And Winthrop, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Chelsea, Revere, And Winthrop, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the cities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Framingham, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Framingham, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the Framingham area. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lynn, Nahant, And Saugus, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lynn, Nahant, And Saugus, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the cities of Lynn, Nahant, and Saugus. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Malden And Medford, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Malden And Medford, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the cities of Malden and Medford. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, And Swampscott, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, And Swampscott, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, and Swampscott. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Springfield, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Springfield, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in Springfield. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a ...


Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Worcester, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan Sep 2010

Latinos In Massachusetts Selected Areas: Worcester, Phillip Granberry, Sarah Rustan

Gastón Institute Publications

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in Worcester. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a ...


The Latino Immigrant Labor Experience As Depicted In Film, Duane Wright Jan 2009

The Latino Immigrant Labor Experience As Depicted In Film, Duane Wright

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

The author argues that traditional macro-level methods of gathering data on populations create an impersonal depiction of the group. A useful pedagogical tool for teachers to counter this is to use fictional accounts in film and literature to put a more human face on the subjects being studied. Two films, Bread and Roses and El Norte, are used in this way to enhance or add another dimension to studies of the labor experience of Latino immigrants in the United States. The films are looked at through various sociological theories, Assimilation, Competition, and Neo-Marxist. The author concludes that Neo-Marxist theory best ...


“Nobody’S Mother And Nobody’S Wife”: Reconstructing Archetypes And Sexuality In Sandra Cisneros’ “Never Marry A Mexican”, Laura Paz Sep 2008

“Nobody’S Mother And Nobody’S Wife”: Reconstructing Archetypes And Sexuality In Sandra Cisneros’ “Never Marry A Mexican”, Laura Paz

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Female archetypes of both mythical and historical figures are central to Mexican culture in that they not only reflect this society's ideals and history, but also serve to classify and socialize women. Traditional Mexican society is characterized by rigid gender roles in which women are expected to be faithful wives who are subservient to their husbands, as well as take care of the children and home. Men, on the other hand, can be promiscuous and enjoy sexual relations outside the marriage. For this reason, archetypes exist that function to categorize women as either the "good mother" represented by La ...


Islamophobia/Hispanophobia: The (Re) Configuration Of The Racial Imperial/Colonial Matrix, Walter D. Mignolo Sep 2006

Islamophobia/Hispanophobia: The (Re) Configuration Of The Racial Imperial/Colonial Matrix, Walter D. Mignolo

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

There are enormous historical and social differences in the imperial making of Islamophobia--the fear and the hatred toward a powerful and widespread religion--and Hispanophobia--the fear and hatred toward secular subaltern forces with mixed religious beliefs that emerged in the seventies in the U.S. without the extended political connections or support from "Latin America." We need to understand how the imperial imaginary constructs phobias in the mind of civil society, but at the same time be aware that on the other side of the imperial/colonial phobias potent de-colonial forces are at work, among Moslems and within Hispanics in the ...


Latinos In Massachusetts: A Mid-Decade Status Report, Jennifer Shea, Charles Jones Aug 2006

Latinos In Massachusetts: A Mid-Decade Status Report, Jennifer Shea, Charles Jones

Gastón Institute Publications

This research report provides an updated socioeconomic profile of Latinos in Massachusetts. Using data from the 2000 Census, the 2004 American Community Survey, and the 2002 Economic Census and Survey of Business Owners, it provides a comprehensive, comparative overview of a variety of statistical indicators – including population, national origin, age, gender, education, employment, poverty, income, and household composition. This information should prove useful to a range of individuals and organizations concerned with issues that impact the Latino community: policy-makers, advocates, community-based organizations, businesses, and the media. The report focuses primarily on Latinos as a group in Massachusetts, though where information ...


Boston, Mandira Kala, Charles Jones Aug 2006

Boston, Mandira Kala, Charles Jones

Gastón Institute Publications

This fact sheet presents various economic, social, and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Boston Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and, when required, compares the Boston PMSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely, the Lawrence and Worcester PMSAs and the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).1 In this fact sheet the term “Boston” refers to the complete PMSA and not just the city of Boston. The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey of 2004.


Latinos In Massachusetts: Selected Economic Indicators, Ramon Borges-Mendez, Nicole Lavan, Charles Jones Aug 2006

Latinos In Massachusetts: Selected Economic Indicators, Ramon Borges-Mendez, Nicole Lavan, Charles Jones

Gastón Institute Publications

This brief presents an analysis of various economic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in metropolitan areas of high Latino concentration in Massachusetts. It includes information on and comparisons of the Primary Metropolitan Areas of Boston and the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Springfield and when available the Primary Metropolitan Area of Lawrence. The information comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey of 2004.


Worcester, Mandira Kala, Charles Jones Aug 2006

Worcester, Mandira Kala, Charles Jones

Gastón Institute Publications

This fact sheet presents various economic, social, and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Worcester Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and, when required, compares the Worcester PMSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely, the Boston and Lawrence PMSAs and the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). In this fact sheet the term “Worcester” refers to the complete PMSA and not just the city of Worcester. The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey of 2004.


Lawrence, Mandira Kala, Charles Jones Aug 2006

Lawrence, Mandira Kala, Charles Jones

Gastón Institute Publications

This fact sheet presents various economic, social, and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Lawrence Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and, when required, compares the Lawrence PMSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely, the Boston and Worcester PMSAs and the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). In this fact sheet the term “Lawrence” refers to the complete PMSA and not just the city of Lawrence. The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey of 2004.


Springfield, Mandira Kala, Charles Jones Aug 2006

Springfield, Mandira Kala, Charles Jones

Gastón Institute Publications

This fact sheet presents various economic, social, and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and, when required, compares the Springfield MSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely, the Boston, Lawrence, and Worcester Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs). In this fact sheet the term “Springfield” refers to the complete MSA and not just the city of Springfield. The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey of 2004.


Constructing Mestiza Consciousness: Gloria Anzaldúa’S Literary Techniques In Borderlands/La Frontera—The New Mestiza, Tereza Kynclová Jun 2006

Constructing Mestiza Consciousness: Gloria Anzaldúa’S Literary Techniques In Borderlands/La Frontera—The New Mestiza, Tereza Kynclová

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

In this essay I argue that the literary techniques in Borderlands/La Frontera--The New Mestiza as well as the form of the book are means by which Anzaldúa (also) renders her identity politics-the Mestiza consciousness. In other words, Mestiza consciousness does not come into being solely through the content of the book and the meaning of Anzaldúa's written words. It is chiseled also by a unique employment of multiple literary techniques that themselves embody a meaning and/or a value by which a layer of the writer's identity is implied. The essay provides an analysis of the strategic ...


Translating Borders, Performing Trans-Nationalism, Paola Zaccaria Jun 2006

Translating Borders, Performing Trans-Nationalism, Paola Zaccaria

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

A constitutive theme of semiotics, comparative literatures, applied linguistics and social theory, translation, is read here as a practice of transformation and crossing, trans-action and transit, composition and recomposition between texts and cultures. Inside and underneath the practices of translation lies the logics of encounter which is strictly linked to the conocimiento that global trasformation can take place only if there is self transformation, and vice-versa. The translation border is a space of transformation, and la frontera a paradigm for transition and change: a body, a tongue, a culture opens to elsewhere, entering a contact zone, a transitional space of ...


Exploring Gloria Anzaldúa’S Methodology In Borderlands/La Frontera—The New Mestiza, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce Jun 2006

Exploring Gloria Anzaldúa’S Methodology In Borderlands/La Frontera—The New Mestiza, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera--The New Mestiza does not fit into the usual critical categories simply because she follows inclination of interest, as opposed to working at achieving systematization. Not only does she shift continually from analysis to meditation, and refuse to recognize disciplinary barriers, but she speaks poetically even when dealing with cultural, political, and social issues. Indeed her method, like Simmel's, is more akin to "style" in art than it is to "analysis" or "inquiry" in the social sciences. A critic proclaims her/his own incompetence, however, if the mere fact that a text has a ...


Resisting Legibility On The Borders: Opposition To The Violent Intersections Of Race, Nationality, And Sexuality, Kevin Allred Jun 2006

Resisting Legibility On The Borders: Opposition To The Violent Intersections Of Race, Nationality, And Sexuality, Kevin Allred

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Through an exploration of the capital, cultural, and political impossibility inscribed onto the queer body of color by the nation, this article attempts to interrogate violence against those bodies (specifically utilizing the case of transgender Latina Bibi Barajas) in an attempt to excavate productive strategies of resistance able to counter that violence. By building an alternative archive of resistance, it becomes possible to resist speaking for those whose bodies are subjected to violence and to oppose pulling them into legibility. Instead, one can grieve them in order to powerfully critique the invisible systems of oppression and domination that produce and ...


On Skin As Borderlands: Using Gloria Anzaldúa’S New Mestiza To Understand Self-Injury Among Latinas, Gabriela Sandoval Jun 2006

On Skin As Borderlands: Using Gloria Anzaldúa’S New Mestiza To Understand Self-Injury Among Latinas, Gabriela Sandoval

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

In this article, I develop a sociological perspective of self-injury. I use Gloria Anzaldúa's concepts of Coatlicue States and the New Mestiza Consciousness to expand our understanding of self-injury among Latina youth. I close with an acknowledgement that Gloria Anzaldúa believed in transformation, the transformation of cultures as well as of the self. I believe that by facilitating access to the new mestiza consciousness we can provide Latinas and Chicanas with alternative coping strategies. In this way helping them, as Anzaldúa said, "Transition from sacrificial goat to officiating priestess at the crossroads" (1999:102). The article advances initial thoughts ...


Latino Business Owners In East Boston, Ramon Borges-Mendez, Brandynn Holgate, Carlos Maynard, Robin Reale, Jennifer Shea Mar 2006

Latino Business Owners In East Boston, Ramon Borges-Mendez, Brandynn Holgate, Carlos Maynard, Robin Reale, Jennifer Shea

Gastón Institute Publications

The main objective of this research was to investigative the contribution of Latino immigrant business owners (or entrepreneurs) in East Boston. Twelve Latino business owners in East Boston were interviewed and supplementary interviews with public officials and other key informants served to further document the contribution of Latino entrepreneurs. The main finding of the report is that Latino business owners have made, and continue, to make extremely important contributions to East Boston’s economy and neighborhoods.