Harry Belafonte in Memoria 

Actor, singer, and activist Harry Belafonte passed away earlier this month at the age of 96. Born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr in 1927 in Harlem, New York, he was the son of Jamaican immigrants of Scottish, Dutch-Jewish, and African descent. He grew … Continue Reading »

Ireland and Latin America 

You might be surprised to learn that there is a long history between Ireland and Latin America. Dr. Edmundo Murry’s article “Ireland and Latin America: a Cultural History” can be an introduction piece to the subject. The Library of Congress has an article … Continue Reading »

My Papi Has a Motorcycle 

The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee currently has their first bilingual exhibit on display, based on Isabel Quintero’s book, My Papi Has a Motorcycle. This book, recommended for Pre K-3rd grade, has many resources: Reading is Resistance has read-alouds and curriculum, CLAS at the University of Utah has classroom activities … Continue Reading »

Black History Month

Last year for Black History Month we focused on Arturo Schomburg—this year we offer more resoures about him and Afro-Latinx communities in the US. CBS has a short video as an overview to Schomburg’s life and speaking with his grandson; the National Museum … Continue Reading »

Conserva Aves

A new partnership among Audubon, BirdLife International, American Bird Conservancy, and the Network of Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Funds (RedLAC) called Conserva Aves is looking to fill in conservation gaps in Latin America and the Caribbean. The article on Audubon’s site … Continue Reading »

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is October in the US, and to celebrate we are honoring LGBTQ+ communities of Latin America and the Caribbean. Cuba has a new family code that legalizes same-sex marriage Meet La La Liu, a queer Dominican-Chinese Marvel superhero Last … Continue Reading »

Latinx Heritage Month

Teaching for Change’s Teach Central America Week is coming up on October 3-9 for Latinx Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15). They have “lessons, booklists, biographies of noted historical figures, and readings for free use by classroom teachers.” For more information, visit their site here. Hispanic … Continue Reading »