While the county’s more than 366,000 residents largely identify as White and about 7.4% identified as Hispanic or Latino in the 2020 Census, their presence has pushed a community with a dark racial history to face the inequalities that persist and adapt to a new normal that goes beyond the fractured Black-White paradigm that has characterized the South for a long time.
Although there are ongoing efforts by the city and school officials to better serve Latino families, the demographic shift has also come with reminders of how heavily divided this region is and the fact that many Latinos live afraid of authorities because of their current or past immigration status.
We are reaching out for help to gather gently used winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves (for adults and children) for a local agency that is helping refugee and asylum seekers in Bloomington. Many are arriving without proper winter wear and thus we are trying to help.
If you have any donations that you can give, please drop them off at Indiana University La Casa between now 11/3/22 and next Thursday 11/10/22 during La Casa’s hours of operation (M-R 9am-9pm andFriday 9am-5pm).
Tobacco-picking is is often done by migrant Latino workers, both H-2A and undocumented. They can face abuse and exploitation from when they are recruited in Mexico, before they even set foot on US soil. But they are essential to the economic stability of North Carolina, providing a steady supply of labour for agricultural jobs that can’t be filled by Americans.
Tobacco is a labor-intensive crop. It begins life in a greenhouse before being transplanted into the soil. It grows to a few feet tall and you often start by only picking the leaves at the base of the stem, which has to be done by hand. The early-morning dew makes it give off a greasy chemical smell and the tar slowly turns your gloves black. The nicotine in tobacco keeps smokers hooked, but for workers in the fields who are exposed to nicotine day in, day out, it can cause “green tobacco sickness”—a condition that leads to headaches, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. A day off is a welcome respite.
“This kind of warm and fuzzy idea that the United States welcomes people from all over the world… that’s just a small part of a larger story and certainly glosses over the many variations,” Wu said.
Wu, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, recalled growing up in Indianapolis with a small group of second-generation Asian Americans, the vast majority of whom have left Indiana because they felt unwelcome or disagreed with the state’s conservative politics.
Si quieres aprovechar ver los colores del otoño en el area, no te pierdas pasar por Columbus, Indiana. Ademas del colorido follaje, puedes caminar por el pueblo y apreciar la arquitectura del pueblo tan solo caminando por sus calles. Aquí podrás encontrar un itenerario gratuito y darte un tour por 12 de los edificios más importantes de esta ciudad. Tour gratuito aquí >
En 1964, la revista Saturday Evening Post rebautizó Columbus, Indiana, una pequeña ciudad a 80 kilómetros de la capital del estado, Indianapolis, como “la Atenas de la llanura” por su valor como joya del diseño y la arquitectura modernos en mitad del medio oeste americano más profundo. mas>
Si prefieres ir en carro y ver un tour mas amplio de las edificaciones, puedes también utilizar éste mapa.
“Latino communities from Texas to California to Puerto Rico are the hardest hit when these climate-induced disasters occur,” says Michael Méndez, who studies climate policy and environmental justice at the University of California Irvine. “They absolutely have a real world connection to our changing climate.”
“We want the public to know that we share a legacy with the rest of the country, a legacy that includes artists, writers, Olympic champions, and leaders in business, government, cinema, and science,” Torres said in his remarks about the bill.
The City of Bloomington invites community members and visitors to Fiesta del Otoño (Fall Festival) on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15. This free, family-friendly celebration will be held in conjunction with the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market at Showers Plaza in front of City Hall (401 N. Morton St.). Free parking is available in the Morton Street parking garage and in several lots nearby (please see map below).
The theme of Fiesta del Otoño 2019 is “Trabajando juntos por Nuestra Comunidad,” which translates to “Working Together for Our Community.” The event will feature educational opportunities and entertainment that showcase Hispanic cultures, including a performance by Mariachi Zelaya, a stroll by Latinx Greek organizations, and a community performance of “Jarabe Tapatio,” a traditional Mexican dance. Nearby, a dance competition will give visitors the chance to show off their own moves in salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata, and other genres. In a kids’ zone, children and families can learn how to make traditional Latin American crafts, play loteria (Mexican bingo), and more.
“As a Latina, I know how important it is to strengthen bonds in our community. Working together will make our community and our nation stronger,” said City of Bloomington Latino Outreach Coordinator Josefa Luce. “During National Hispanic Heritage Month we want to recognize the contributions and influence made in our community and country by the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate our heritage and culture through our commitment to family, our strong work ethic, and service to our community.”
Fiesta del Otoño is a partnership between the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department and Gamma Phi Omega, the first Latina-oriented sorority founded at Indiana University.
A complete list of the City’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming is available here. Information about additional programming is available through IU’s La Casa Latino Cultural Center and El Central Comunal Latino.
For additional information about Fiesta del Otoño, please contact Latino Outreach Coordinator Josefa Luce at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 812-349-3860.
Here are two options for lower cost appliances, including Washer and dryers:
(1) Buy Closeouts (most deeply discounted due to minor scratch/dents) west side Bloomington Address: 3478 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404 Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm; phone: (812) 822-2010; Behind Crew car wash and up the street North from “Once upon a child”. New, units.
(2) Big Jon’s Used Appliances, offers: In-store shopping · Delivery; 611 W 11th St Suite 4, Bloomington, IN 47404 Open Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:3-0 pm; Sat /Sun 10-3pm; Phone: (812) 287-7021
Aquí, dos opciones para electrodomésticos de bajo costo, incluidas lavadoras y secadoras:
(1) Liquidaciones (la mayoría con grandes descuentos debido a rayones/abolladuras menores) West side Bloomington Dirección:
3478 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404
Horario: lunes a sábado de 11 a. m. a 7 p. m.; teléfono: (812) 822-2010; Detrás del lavado de autos Crew y calle arriba al norte de “ONCE UPON A CHILD”. Nuevo, unidades.
(2) Big Jon’s Used Appliances, ofrece: Compras en la tienda Entrega; 611 W 11th St Suite 4, Bloomington, IN 47404
Abierto de lunes a viernes de 9:30 am a 5:3-0 pm; sábados y domingos de 10 a 15 h; Teléfono: (812) 287-7021
There is a government program Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) that both AT&T and Comcast participate in. For eligible households, this program will give a $30 credit. Plus there is an option for getting an additional line for phone, tablet, etc. . An even better program is Internet Essentials. Which provides basic cable for at $9.95 or even free $0.00) after providing documentation for SNAP, Medicaid, housing assistance or Free Lunch and book program at MCCSC.
I have helped several families enroll with this program.
It is easier to do this when you start service or at the end of your agreed contract (1-2 years).
I attached a brochure for this program with Comcast Xfinity.
This is NOT TV. But only for cable, to get wireless, so school kids and you can interact with school, etc.
The families are able to watch TV, many different free channels using wireless and Roku (or Amazon Fire, etc).