catherine lizette gonzalez is the editorial assistant at Colorlines. Originally from Miami, Florida, she's worked as a legal assistant, domestic violence advocate, bookseller, educator, cashier and retail associate. In 2015, she was granted a media fellowship from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she expanded research and advocacy on sexual and reproductive health issues in immigrant and Latinx communities. She has also served as a youth educator for Sadie Nash Leadership Project, providing mentorship for young women and girls of color in Newark, New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Jai-Alai Magazine, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Bitch Media, NPR's Latino USA and She Shreds Magazine. She holds degrees in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida State University and journalism from Columbia University. catherine currently resides in Queens, New York, and co-edits the online literary journal TAGVVERK.
A new study from Urban Institute gathers insights from leading policymakers, advocates and experts to present ways to imagine a future without the dangerous, long-term consequences of structural racism.
In her new book, “We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood,” author and journalist Dani McClain sets out to discover what it means to raise her daughter with dignity and joy in a hostile world.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that views on the positive effects of racial and ethnic diversity on U.S. culture shift when adults are asked about people of color exceeding White people as the majority of the population.
Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman and David Johns of National Black Justice Coalition join forces to increase access to lifesaving health care for Black women and girls, who represent two of every three women diagnosed with HIV.
In her provocative new book, “Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good” the Detroit-based author, activist and doula demonstrates how we can tap into our emotional and erotic desires to organize against oppression.
A new report from Columbia University Justice Lab reveals that Black and Native folks in the state are subject to “structural disadvantages that make adhering to the requirements of community corrections more difficult for people of color.”