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
Daniela Bravo-Terkia Receives JFK Award and Speaks at Commencement Ceremony
Gastón Institute's research and administrative assistant Daniela Bravo-Terkia has received one of the most important awards of the year at UMass Boston and delivered an inspiring speech during the 2017 commencement in TD Garden.
- 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"