Domingo Newsbytes

Domingo Newsbytes

Last Sunday, we announced that we are adding a new feature to our site. A week in review of Latinas in news. If you see something in the news that is either about Latinas or impacts the Latina community send us the link to

Proyecto Latina has reasons to celebrate
-We kick-off our 5th year this Mon., Jan., 18th on Martin Luther King Day. Event details.
-We are happy to announce that we have received our first grant by the Fire This Time Fund.

Ericka Gutierrez co-owner of The 35th Street Cafe in McKinley Park has welcomed Proyecto Latina into her space in the past. We were thrilled to see a recent profile of her lovely establishment and how its quickly becoming a gathering place for her community in the Chicago Tribune.

More First appointments for Latinas The first two weeks of 2010 saw two more historic appointments: Carmen Milagros Ortiz becomes the first Latina to be sworn in Massachusetts and Eva Guzman becomes the first Latina to be appointed to the Texas Supreme court.

Why women need abortion rights a commentary that explores access to abortion for underage and poor women including the risky practice of self-induced abortions among Latina and immigrant women. This got us thinking about Stephanie Diaz Reppen’s powerful audio essay.

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