BELatina’s Week at a Glance: Tragedy at Uvalde, the Risk of Overturning Roe v. Wade, and More

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This has been a difficult week.

We refuse to get used to the pain and tragedy. Although sadness can sometimes overcome us, events like Tuesday’s convince us even more of how important our work is to create the world we know our community deserves.

From ways to help victims of the Uvalde tragedy, to what’s at stake with the Roe v. Wade overturn, these are some stories you should be aware of this week.

Three Ways You Can Help Victims of the Uvalde Tragedy in Texas

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Nineteen children and two adults died last Tuesday in the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Beyond thoughts and prayers, here are ways we can really help the victims.

This Film Teaches Us To Confront Generational Trauma With Our Mothers and Break Inherited Curses

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The movie “Turning Red” has been a hit for several reasons–the adorable and captivating anime-influenced animations, the hit song “Nobody Like U” that is on the Billboard Top 100 songs, and of course, the beautifully-written story written by director Domee Shi and Julia Cho. Aside from a humorous anecdote on adolescent experiences, “Turning Red” gives us a medium from which to think and talk about generational trauma in our own families. 

Two Colombian Reproductive Rights Advocates Among TIME’s Most Influential People

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Colombians Ana Cristina González Vélez and Cristina Villarreal Velásquez are among the 100 most influential people of the year according to TIME magazine’s annual edition. Both are part of the Causa Justa movement, which has fought for abortion rights in Colombia.

Meet Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Author of ‘Inclusion Revolution’

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Without effective solutions and progress, society will never truly move forward. This is why author, speaker, and equity strategist Daisy Auger-Dominguez wrote “Inclusion Revolution.” Her must-read book is an essential guide that offers companies, managers, leaders, and workers the necessary tools to actually solve the problem of racial inequality in the workplace in a realistic, effective, and approachable way.

10 Tweets That Sum up the Fervor for Bad Bunny’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’

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Whether you’re Latino or not, you’ve probably heard about the sensation that Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny has caused with the release of his latest album, “Un Verano Sin Ti.” These are the ten funniest and most relatable tweets about “Un Verano Sin Ti.”

‘This Will Never Be Ordinary,’ Here’s What’s at Stake With the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

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“If Roe is overturned, it would be the first time in US history where women and girls actually have fewer rights than their mothers and grandmothers.” Read Susanne Ramírez de Arellano’s powerful essay on the overturn of Roe v. Wade.