This year's JFK Award winner is Daniela Bravo-Terkia, who has dedicated her time at UMass Boston to making sure undocumented students like her don’t feel pressured to hide. The JFK Award is the highest honor a UMass Boston undergraduate can receive.
Professor Lorna Rivera works with national campaign to promote awareness
Gastón Institute Researchers and Students Present at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
A Gastón Institute's interdisciplinary group present at ESS2016 topics spanning social justice, religion and health disparities in the U.S. and Latin America
Ana Maria Maniero Moreira spent the last year at UMass Boston looking at recycling practices in Boston to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of two recycling collaboratives in São Paulo, Brazil.
The city agency offers assistance to immigrant and newcomer communities in Boston
The 2015 Regional Meeting, which returned to Boston this summer, drew more than 100 people and representatives of 45 government and civic organizations.
One community inspires students to make a difference through grass roots involvement
María Idalí Torres, director of the Gastón Institute, and Professor and Senior Research Associate Phil Granberry, visited University of Quintana Roo, Mexico, where they taught medical anthropology and regional economic development seminars.
“Somos todos americanos,” said President Barack Obama, announcing on December 17, 2014 actions that, taken together, mean a whole new course for official U.S.-Cuban relations.
The Institute will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to educate Spanish and Portuguese speakers about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy
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