In this conversation, Dr. Rodriguez discusses the Northern Triangle of Central America, what factors are affecting immigration from this area, and unaccompanied minors who are coming to the United States.
Category: Social Policy
Not All Cages Exist Behind Bars: Even After Release, Previously Incarcerated Women Still Struggle to Survive
Each year, the number of women incarcerated in America continues to increase at an alarming rate. These women need to learn how to spread their wings once they’ve been released. Women on the Rise, an Atlanta organization, is providing support to previously incarcerated women and catalyzing policy change through activism.
Aligning Organizations with Local Conditions: Lessons from Three Global Non-Profits
The most common criticism of Teach for America is the teachers’ lack of connection to the communities they are serving, but by examining the methods of three non-profits they can fix this problem.
Latin America’s Welfare Revolution: Conditional Cash Transfer Policies in Brazil and Mexico
Many Latin American countries have turned to Conditional Cash Transfer policies (CCTs) as a way to combat rampant inequality and poverty. The premise is simple: give poor families small sums of cash as long as they keep their kids in school, get them vaccinated, and seek regular medical checkups for children and mothers.
My Story of Latinx Political Engagement
I am a Latina with an extensive Mexican heritage and family. I’ve heard the insincere, damaging, and ignorant rhetoric directed at my people from our new President-elect. And I have only one thing to say: we demand respect and representation.
Two (Of Many) Ways Male Privilege Harms Feminism
“We presume to know more about the feminist movement than women-identifying individuals who are actually at the front of the movement. Significantly more insidiously, we may proceed to criticise many aspects of the feminist struggle through our own lenses. Much of this criticism stems from the very concept feminism strives to eliminate: male privilege.”
Rhetoric is Reality
The irreparably polarized Abortion Debate remains contested in the realm of rhetoric which informs ideas, activism and the direction of government policy.