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Accessing Human Rights Through Faith-Based Social Justice And Cultural Citizenship: Hartford's Low-Income Latino Immigrants., Sarah C. Kacevich Apr 2013

Accessing Human Rights Through Faith-Based Social Justice And Cultural Citizenship: Hartford's Low-Income Latino Immigrants., Sarah C. Kacevich

Senior Theses and Projects

Many low-income Latino immigrants in Hartford lack access to the human rights to education, economic security, and mental health. The U.S. government’s attitude is that immigrants should be responsible for their own resettlement. Catholic Social Teaching establishes needs related to resettlement as basic human rights. How do Jubilee House and Our Lady of Sorrows, both Catholic faith-based organizations in Hartford, Connecticut, fill in the gaps between state-provided services and the norms of human rights? What are the implications of immigrant accommodation via faith-based social justice for the human rights discourse on citizenship and cultural relevance? A formal, exploratory ...


Que Se Sepa: Perspectives From The Puerto Rican Diaspora In Hartford, Christina T. Williams Apr 2013

Que Se Sepa: Perspectives From The Puerto Rican Diaspora In Hartford, Christina T. Williams

Senior Theses and Projects

Que Se Sepa focuses on the perspectives of individuals of Puerto Rican descent living in the Diaspora here in the city of Hartford, Connecticut. These individuals represent a community that comprises of first, second, and third generation Puerto Ricans. Through discussions surrounding the topics of food, religion, politics, race, language, and music/arts, Que Se Sepa presents an array of perspectives regarding experiences both in Hartford’s Puerto Rican Diaspora and in Puerto Rico.

Que Se Sepa is two things: an effort to promote dialogue and a personal journey. Que Se Sepa the dialogue gives direct agency to a community ...