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After a mental breakdown and a stint in a psychiatric hospital Eric P. was provided with ongoing therapy, community support and medication. He soon found his lawfully prescribed medication was in demand by his friends. This is one man's account how he ended up selling his own drugs to make ends meet. 

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January 2020 Connector Magazine

In this issue of the Connector, we feature an extraordinary woman who has made her mark on America. As a child growing up in a small town in Mexico, Julieta Altamirano-Crosby traveled an hour each way to school to get a better education. Traveling on the road from the small town of El Ocotito to the large city of Chilpancingo became a metaphor for her life’s journey. Today she is the governor-appointed commissioner on Hispanic Affairs, serving three counties in Washington state. She’s President and Founder of the WAGRO Foundation and works to break down barriers to education for Latinos. And in November 2019, Julieta won a position as a council member for the city of Lynnwood. She is the first Latina to hold that office in Snohomish County. The podcast that accompanies our article about Julieta Altamirano-Crosby is available in both English and Spanish

 

                                                                                            


3rd Annual LGBTQS UNITED AS ONE RALLY Aug 18, 2018

3rd Annual LGBTQS UNITED AS ONE RALLY 2018 Theme: Faith+Hope+Love=Unity. Gay and straight leaders rally to combat violence against the gay community in New York.  Press Conference: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 6:00pm till 8:00pm, Watson Ave Community Room. 3rd Annual LGBTQS UNITED AS ONE RALLY 2018, held Sat, August 18, 2018 on the steps of the Bronx County Courthouse (161 Street and Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY).

 


Beauty Surrounds Us

Our story about Monir Zandghoreishi and Maurice Leary is a fine example of what America stands for. Maurice is built like a linebacker and Monir has the regal bearing of a Persian Princess. Monir fled Iran during a time of grave political upheaval and unrest.  Maurice comes from a hardscrabble past in New Rochelle, New York. They both share something in common: a heart of gold and a commitment to help young people.


Her Job is her Life’s Passion

Rev. Carmen Hernandez is legendary for her activism in the Southeast Bronx Community. Her work, much more than a job, is a calling, a ministry, and her life’s passion to serve the Bronx. For years, she has met with small business owners and persuaded them to work together.  She realized the future of the Bronx depended on building both a strong business outlook and a real sense of community as strong as closely-knit family. Carmen has been a true minority advocate since childhood. You can learn a thing or two from her struggles and triumphs in this article that was recently published in Latinas in Business

Photo Credit: Cati Gonzalez


Providing Support to Immigrant Detainees

As an employee at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project office in Tacoma, Maria Cordero-Miranda administers the Legal Orientation Program at the Northwest Detention Center, one of the largest immigration prisons in the U.S. Her position is almost entirely funded by the federal LOP grant.