Promoting Effective Civic Engagement through Leadership and Research
The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy informs policymakers about issues vital to the state’s growing Latino community and provides the information and analysis necessary for effective participation in public policy development. Ever since it was established at UMass Boston in 1989, the institute has consistently documented the Latino experience in Massachusetts through research and publications directed at policy makers, scholarly audiences, and Latino community leaders and institutions.
- Daniela Bravo-Terkia Speaks at the Undergraduate Commencement (starts at 1:46:10)
- Speaker Series: Iván Espinoza-Madrigal (The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice)
- Involucrate at Edward M. Kennedy Institute: Tom Ambrosino (City Manager, Chelsea)
- Hispanic Heritage Month at Massachusetts State House
- Mayor Marty Walsh Introduces Miren Uriarte to Appoint her to Boston Schools
Gastón and EMK Institutes celebrate Hispanic Heritage with INVOLUCRATE 2017
The second edition of the signature program is a family day to play and learn about the DREAM act, pathways to citizenship and political campaigns. The event on Saturday, October 21st, is FREE for those registering online, and cosponsored by nine community partners and Voto Latino.
- DOWNLOAD: "The Silent Crisis II: A Follow-Up Analysis of Latin@ Participation in City Government Boards, Commissions, and Executive Bodies in Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts"
- DOWNLOAD: "How Do Latino Students Fare in Massachusetts Charter Schools?"
- DOWNLOAD: "It Wasn't Violent Or Anything... Language, Perceptions and Power in Queer Adolescent Relationship Discourses"
- DOWNLOAD: "Work to Survive: Cultural Continuity on Maya Women Roles and Tensions with Globalization and Economic Development"
- DOWNLOAD: "Puerto Rican Mother-Child Communication About Sexuality and Sexual Health"
- DOWNLOAD: "The Silent Crisis: Including Latinos and Why It Matters"