Fifty Years On – Latinos Shaping A Nation explores America’s social justice issues that have been shaped by the Latino/Hispanic community.
The topics include:
Fifty Years On – That was then, this is now – the ‘browning’ of America.
Jury of our Peers – Gustavo Garcia was the first Hispanic to argue before the Supreme Court winning for all Americans a ‘jury of our peers.’ Sadly, Latinos are still falling victim to our ‘justice system.’
Andrea Perez – Same sex marriage would not be possible today without the amazing stand taken by this Chicana in California more than fifty years ago.
Latina – Latina activists and the fight for social justice have gone hand in hand throughout America’s struggles for true democracy. The fight goes on.
Sterilization – Driven by the U.S. government, the largest sterilization program the world has ever seen took place in Puerto Rico. It still takes place in other states today.
Transgender – Caitlyn Jenner may receive the Arthur Ashe award, but it was a Latino transgender, Sylvia Rivera, who first started the ‘gay revolution,’ and fought for transgender rights.