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Erasing The Border

Erasing The Border

Ana Teresa Fernández, is a Mexican artist who painted a U.S.-Mexico border fence sky blue to “erase” divisions among different countries.   “The idea behind ‘Erasing the Border’ is blur the border fence into the landscape giving the impression that a portion of it is missing, an illusion of a hole in […]

Meet Samantha Marquez, Latina Teen Scientist

Meet Samantha Marquez, Latina Teen Scientist

  Meet Samantha Marquez, she is 17 years old and has seven patents under her belt.    Marquez, a Latina teenager from Richmond, Virginia is the creator of a new technology that organizes cells in a new structure called the Celloidosome. The applications of her invention can range from tissue regeneration […]

From Oaxaca to Founder Of Radio Bilingüe

From Oaxaca to Founder Of Radio Bilingüe

Meet Hugo Morales, the Founder and Executive Director of Radio Bilingüe. This short film by Yolanda Cruz, an independent film maker from Oaxaca, capturers Morales  story, who at the age of 9 immigrated from Mexico to California with his family.  Morales is a Mixtec Indian from Oaxaca, Mexico who grew up picking […]

From Undocumented Farmworker to Neurosurgeon

From Undocumented Farmworker to Neurosurgeon

Meet Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa.  He is a top neurosurgeon at John Hopkins, one of the top hospitals in the world. He grew up in Mexicali, Mexico in a family with 6 children.  At the age of 19 he literally jumped over the fence separating the U.S and Mexico in search […]

Inocente:  Homeless And Undocumented But Determined

Inocente: Homeless And Undocumented But Determined

Inocente, is a 15 year old Latina from San Diego, Calif.  She is undocumented and homeless but despite all the difficulties in her life she is determined and never gives up.  Let her story be an inspiration to you. Inocente, refuses for her undocumented immigration status and homeless situation stop her […]

Angy Rivera-Immigrant Activist

Angy Rivera-Immigrant Activist

Angy Rivera, is a 24 year old fearless activist for undocumented youth.  Angy came to the United States at the age of 4 and is also undocumented.  The documentary Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie) captures her struggles and her strength in her fight for the rights of immigrants. Let […]

Teen Latina Finds Confidence From Her Involvement In Technology

Teen Latina Finds Confidence From Her Involvement In Technology

Marta Garcia, a high school teenager from Oakland, CA  will be the first to attend college in her family. Through her involvement in technology she has found confidence in herself and her abilities.  She is determined to help others find the same inspiration and determination she has found.

Teen Latina Working Toward’s MIT

Teen Latina Working Toward’s MIT

Meet Blanca Lopez, the fifth in a family of six kids from Pomona, CA.  Blanca is making technology her mission and determined to attend MIT, her dream school.  Blanca says “I got introduced to STEM and that’s when it all changed for me — I wanted to become an engineer, I […]