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.
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.
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.
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.