QLatinx and The Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond (Undoing Racism) presented an intensive workshop that utilized dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning, and presentations to analyze the structures of power and privilege and advance institutional change for racial and health equity. The process explored how people, programs and organizations can work together to elevate humanity while developing leadership and accountability to the mission, values, of r
This morning QLatinx Executive Committee member Gabriella Rodriguez and Executive Director Christopher Cuevas co-lead a workshop for the City Year Orlando cohort on building an intersectional framework for addressing unconscious bias in the classroom and the community. To learn more about our social justice and diversity education programs visit our website at www.qlatinx.org/trainings and request a workshop from our team to help enhance your organization's diversity and incl
On this day, we intentionally uplift and celebrate the glorious womxn and femmes that shape the movement for social equality and remind us that the work of empowering womxn, girls, and femmes must be intersectional or it is not feminism at its core. As part of our celebration of International Womxn's Day, QLatinx teamed up with incredible local organizations to host International Womxn's Day: Protecting Black and Brown Womxn, Femmes, and Girls alongside Organize Florida, Plan
Over the weekend I had the honor and joy of celebrating the incredible leaders that make the work of QLatinx possible through their inspired work throughout the year! We wouldn't have been able to accomplish our goals and achieve new heights without their guidance and dedication. They are the gentle streams of water that feed into the river that is our movement for racial justice and LGBTQ+ liberation. It is with a warm and open heart that I express how truly grateful we am t
On Thursday, October 18th, QLatinx joined The Reformation Project to host the annual Academy for Racial Justice, as part of The Reformation Project's National Conference -- hosted in Orlando in 2018. As LGBTQ+ and straight people of faith and spiritual grounding, how do we make our movement for LGBTQ+ affirmation and inclusion fully anti-oppressive? What does healing from internalized racism and internalized homophobia look like? During the day long lesson, QLatinx Executive
The National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is a national community mobilization and social marketing campaign that unites the Hispanic/Latino/a/x community in efforts to raise HIV awareness, promotion of HIV testing, prevention, and education; in addition to other critical health issues such as viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and tuberculosis (TB). This year I had the pleasure of sitting down with Florida House District 49 Representative Carlos Gu
Annually on October 15th, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) mobilizes community based organizations, leaders of the Latino community, health departments, and elected officials to spread awareness within the Latino community about HIV/AIDS, and bring about improvements in HIV related health practices by building capacity, developing and disseminated resources, utilizing media channels, and casting the spotlight on Latino faces behind the epidemic. This year QLatinx jo
On Saturday October 13th, Orlando celebrated Pride and the QLatinx familia showed out in full force and fabulousness! If you enjoyed the music from our booth, check out our special Pride Playlist on Spotify! We had amazing face painting, fun art activities, pronoun buttons courtesy of our friends at the Jacksonville Transgender Action Committee and Hepatitis A and B vaccinations from our friends at Aspire Health Partners/PrePare. Click here to view photos from Orlando Pride!