Catherine Lizette Gonzalez

Editorial Assistant
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Catherine Lizette Gonzalez is the editorial assistant at Colorlines. Originally from Miami, she studied Latin American and Caribbean studies and international affairs as an undergraduate at Florida State University. After interning at Bitch Media, Catherine realized journalism was her path and enrolled in Columbia Journalism School’s master’s program, where she is expected to graduate in May 2018. She was recently a media fellow at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and a radio intern at NPR’s Latino USA. She has also served as a youth educator for Sadie Nash Leadership Project.

Follow Catherine on Twitter: @xatherin

You can find her editing the online literary journal TAGVVERK.

Black teenage students protesting in the streets one teen girl holds a sign that says "Schools are for learning not lockdowns"

Youth of Color Demand Racial Justice in Gun Reform During #NationalSchoolWalkout

On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, activists call for gun violence solutions that don’t further the criminalization of Black and Latinx youth.

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STUDY: Women of Color Living in Poverty Face Highest Risk of Eviction

A new report from Eviction Lab explores who is experiencing housing insecurity in the United States.

Puerto Rican children sit in a shelter sitting on a light blue bench two of the children are playing with a phone the other three are watching.

Puerto Rico to Close 283 Public Schools, Teachers Condemn Decision

The news comes two weeks after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló signed a bill to implement a charter school and voucher program.

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'Uncommon Bonds' Explores What It Takes for Women to Have Real Friendships Across Race

The collection of essays, poetry and letters, edited by Kersha Smith and Marcella Runell Hall, uncovers the tensions, vulnerabilities and power dynamics of true cross-racial friendships.

Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies at Age 81

A leader in the fight against South African apartheid, she died surrounded by family members in Johannesburg.

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Dozens of Hate-Fueled Attacks Against People of Color Reported at Walmart Stores Nationwide

Univision tracks several racist incidents at the country’s largest private sector employer of African-American and Latinx workers.

Two protestors holding black signs with white font that say "i am the pro-life generation" attempt to block a blue sign with white font that says "keep abortion legal" at a rally outside the supreme court

Mississippi Governor Signs into Law the Country's Most Restrictive Abortion Ban

The Center for Reproductive Rights immediately filed a lawsuit challenging the 15-week abortion ban, calling it “unconstitutional.”

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A Very Serious Roundup of Race-Focused Books Coming Out This Spring

Transition into spring with this cross-section of titles.

High school age students at a rally one of the teens who is Black holds up a sign that says "Don't Shoot."

Students of Color Condemn Proposals to Arm Teachers During #NationalWalkoutDay

Many student activists walked out of class, advocating for responses to gun violence that don’t strengthen the school to prison pipeline.

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READ: How Team Indigenous is Decolonizing Roller Derby

Roller derby’s Team Indigenous seeks to empower women and two-spirit people while addressing Native issues and desegregating a predominantly White sport.

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Trump Administration Wants to Replace SNAP Benefits With Boxes of Canned Goods

The proposed 2019 budget would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $213 billion over the next 10 years.

A toddler wearing a blue shirt rests their ear against a pregnant womans belly who is wearing a green shirt. The picture is collaged over a red background.

New Children's Book Shatters Monolithic Depictions of Motherhood

Juniper Fitzgerald and Elise Peterson’s new picture book, ‘How Mamas Love Their Babies,’ shows the many ways that mothers use their bodies to take care of and love their children.

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AARP Finds that a Majority of Asian American and Pacific Islander Elders Are at Risk for Financial Fraud

An overwhelming number of Asian American and Pacific Islanders over 50 years old are targeted by financial fraud, according to a new AARP survey. 

Black and white photograph of demonstrators attending a rally and hold signs that say things like "We March for Effective Civil Rights Now."

New Book Breaks Down the History of African American and Latinx People Joining Forces to Fight Racism

In “An African American and Latinx History of the United States,” historian Paul Ortiz illuminates how Black and Brown people built cross-border, multi-ethnic solidarity movements to resist imperialism, achieve civil rights and ultimately shape the course of history. 

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UPDATE: Government Shutdown Officially Ends, Fate of 'Dreamers' Remains Uncertain

Democrats reached an agreement with Republicans in exchange for a promise to take up legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields some young immigrants from deportation.

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New Book 'Cycle of Segregation' Examines How Invisible Forces Reinforce Housing Inequity

Colorlines talks to authors Maria Krysan and Kyle Crowder about how invisible forces, such as social networks and personal experiences, contribute to residential segregation.

Front cover of a pink book with blue text that says 'The Easy Body' and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta.

2017 Favorite: Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta's 'The Easy Body'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, editorial assistant Catherine Gonzalez explains why “The Easy Body” by Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta helped her get through this year.

A Black woman holds her daughter at a rally and is holding a sign that says "Children Matter."

Millions of Children of Color Poised to Lose Health Insurance in 2018

States are running out of money to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance for nearly nine million children in low-income households.

Young activists hold up signs that say We are Powerful and Clean Dream Act Now outside in Washington D.C.

Activists Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

There are 800,000 young people at risk of deportation if Congress does not enact a permanent solution soon.

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Faith Leaders Revive MLK's 'Poor People's Campaign' 50 Years Later

Faith leaders around the country are recreating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mass mobilization of working-class people.