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María Hinojosa Gives Voice To The Voiceless

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María Hinojosa at the University of New Haven last week.

 

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The press availability in a small conference room at the University of New Havens Dodds Hall gets off to an awkward start as those gathered fumble over who sits where at the conference table.

The younger Anglo-American journalists, one of them a student, ask safe, standardized questions meant to elicit safe, standardized answers for an agreeable news feature on the keynote speaker for the universitys 2017 Womens Leadership Conference.

How did you get your start?

“Who were the people who most influenced you in your career?

The subject of the ...

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Connecticut’s Philanthropic Organizations Aid In Educating Immigrants

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The federal government may be growing less charitable toward undocumented immigrants, but this has not deterred philanthropic organizations from committing resources to support families and individuals whose status in this country has become increasingly precarious.

In Connecticut, well-established grant-providing institutions such as the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven are helping fund organizations that educate immigrants about their rights, support stronger protections from detention, deportation, abuse and even exploitation by notary publics and others who cannot legally address their needs.

The topic of undocumented immigration has become a hot button issue since the last presidential campaign, with Hispanic arrivals especially targeted. ...

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Latinos Are Frequent Vacationers – How Safe Are Your Travels?

West Hartford resident, Nerida Mora on a recent trip to Eygpt.

West Hartford resident, Nerida Mora on a recent trip to Eygpt.

 

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It was Palm Sunday and Nerida Mora, with a dozen other Americans, had just arrived in Cairo, Egypt after a 10-hour flight and were on their tour bus when the West Hartford resident received a text alert that nearly four dozen Egyptians had been killed in explosions at two Coptic Christian churches.

When Mora shared the news about the bombings on social media,  family and friends in Connecticut worried for her safety. The  attack was linked to Islamic State terrorists and took place in cities more than a hour from Cairo.  Which she told other members ...

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