Social Justice

Heat Dome Puts Farm Workers At Risk

The current heat dome in Texas has daily temperatures in the triple digits, putting millions of people and workers at risk of heat-related illnesses.

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Reproductive Care In Danger for Texas Teens

Since the overturning of Roe V. Wade, many conservative states, such as Texas, have cracked down on folks’ ability to have autonomy over their sexual health—especially teens.

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Toxic Behavioral Patterns In Queer Relationships

Marchismo and marianismo are a toxic set of expectations and behaviors that negatively affect people in cis and queer relationships. This article discusses how these roles and expectations adapt differently when presented in queer relationships.

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Latino Men at Higher Risk of Suicide

Elevated suicide rates among Latino men in the United States are having a profound impact on the RGV due to Machismo Culture and the lack of mental health access. Many men are finding themselves unemployed, anxious, and depressed.

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Op-Ed: Let’s Burn Together (or Save The Planet)

Nature is vital in everything we do. Yet, at times, we ignore the many issues plaguing our communities within the Rio Grande Valley. Although Earth Day/Month has come and gone, these issues remain. Learn about the local environmental issues that continue to affect the RGV and the organizations and groups that keep fighting for our environmental rights.

Supporting Survivors in the RGV

While declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month was a big step towards ending gender-based violence, it is crucial to fight against sexual violence within the community and support survivors year-round by fighting against machismo and sharing vital resources with those in need in the Rio Grande Valley.

Rio Grande Valley Community React Ahead of SpaceX Rocket Launch Blast on the South Texas Coastline

SpaceX routine operations and testing are already destroying wildlife refuges and sacred lands of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas and are threatening Rio Grande Valley communities with explosion risks. In addition to these accumulating impacts, the launch of the new massive Starship Super Heavy itself will increase the size and scale of SpaceX’s already damaging impacts on nearby communities, wildlife, and the environment.