This month, President Biden announced the expansion of Title 42, which will deny asylum to immigrants from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, and Nicaragua. In response, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is working hard to advocate for the rights and interests of immigrant children affected through their Child Advocate Program.
801 books have been banned in the state of Texas. Eight hundred and one stories will never be told in twenty-two school districts, stories that will never give a chance to entertain, educate, or challenge readers in our education system. This hurts our students in ways that we haven’t been able to fully comprehend.
The Grand Re-Opening of The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum is happening this Saturday, February 18th, in San Benito! Their mission is to continue promoting, preserving, archiving, documenting, and permanently displaying their 20-plus years’ worth collection of historical artifacts from The Rio Grande Music Company and the history of 70 inductees.
¡Oye! We turned 2! Let’s go over the most savage birthday traditions from our cultura, from the infamous mordida to becoming a human piñata.
52 years after the Pharr Riot, Thomas Ray Garcia reflects on what it means to be from the RGV, his fight for a historical marker to remember the event, and the importance of Mexican-American studies in Texas classrooms.
This past Sunday, January 22nd, people all over the country marched for what would’ve been Roe v. Wade’s 50th anniversary. Throughout this time, we reflect upon what abortion and reproductive rights mean to us.
Valle de Sueños is a local, bilingual podcast focused on the stories of activists & migrants who fought to end the inhumane treatment and dismantle the Matamoros encampment along our border under the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy.
A global threat impacting the Rio Grande Valley is the killings of women and girls by intimate partner violence. From 2015 to 2020, the RGV reported about 30 cases of IPF, with a 400% increase during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
Juan, a VAIL board member and person with disabilities, interviewed VAIL’s Director of Programs about working for people with disabilities in a prominently Latinx community.
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