Madres Unidas

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San Joaquin County Latina Mothers

Unite Against LGBT Bullying

 

May 3, 2016

 

Stockton, CA In October of 2015 the San Joaquin Pride Center (SJPC) was introduced to Taylor Farms employee Jose Parra. Jose was sucker-punched by a co-worker, at work, for being gay and reports made to his supervisor went nowhere. Following meeting Jose, we were introduced to three other LGBT individuals who worked in agriculture that had been bullied and harassed by their co-workers. A 2013 Human Rights Campaign reported identified that “the most difficult problems facing LGBT Latino youth are related to negative responses to their LGBT identity.” In response to these unfortunate incidents and the cultural challenges within the Latino community that LGBT people face, SJPC has brought together a group of mothers who are hoping to kick-start a conversation around Latino LGBT tolerance and acceptance.

 

Please join us for the unveiling of the San Joaquin Pride Center's very first mixed media advocacy campaign. This campaign came about through our outreach efforts within the Spanish speaking rural communities in San Joaquin County and the obvious need to educate members of this community to be more accepting of diversity. Joining us in this campaign are six brave local Latina mothers (including Assemblymember Susan Eggman) who have joined together to spread a message of tolerance and inclusiveness.

Join us on May 5th, in honor of Cinco de Mayor and Mother’s Day, as our Pride Center unveils six posters as part of our Madres Unidas campaign. Representatives (mothers) from the Madres Unidas campaign will be on hand to be interviewed; as well as Mr. Parra and representatives from the San Joaquin Pride Center.

 

Madres Unidas Campaign Launch

May 5th, 2016 2 p.m.

109 N. Sutter St. Stockton CA

 

Participating madres include former Stockton City Councilmember and expecting mother to be Dyane Burgos Medina, StocktonCA social media guru Miguel Guillen and his mother Rosie, LGBT youth advocate Jasper Diaz and their mother Margarita, local drag superstar Jonathan Lopez/Hellen Heels and his mother Diana and Pride Center founder Nicholas Hatten and his mother Cal.

 

For more information, contact Nicholas Hatten at (209) 406-6133.

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