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. 

Speaker Series 2018: Human Rights in Colombia
Join the Executive Director of Corporación Vínculos, an NGO founded and led by women, based in Bogotá, Colombia. Learn about their efforts to provide psychosocial care to victims of the Colombian armed conflicts, and how they are building cultures of peace and promoting gender equality.