The Hispanic and Latinx community has a long history of activism and advocacy for a wide array of social causes. For example, our Miranda rights are based on a case against the government brought by Ernesto Miranda.
In 1966, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Heurta famously led a strike and boycott on behalf of migrant workers due to oppressive working conditions.
In 1933, Mexican women working at a garment factory in California led a walkout which resulted in better working conditions under established codes and wage scales.
US Immigration and Migration is an issue of prominence in Hispanic and Latinx communities. Here is a video about how Hispanic immigration and migration has shaped the history of the United States.
The Office of Hispanic Initiatives - Georgia Tech provides programs and pathways to success for the Hispanic/Latino community at Georgia Tech, primarily current and prospective students and their families, faculty, and staff.
And other activist and advocacy organizations in Atlanta and Georgia include:
Here is a list of some other groups from around the nation:
Activism and advocacy continue to be important for the Hispanic and Latinx community. Below are current text and video resources for further information on the issues important to Hispanics today.