catherine lizette gonzalez

Editorial Assistant
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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.

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#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Explore How We Construct Our Identities

From essays about the ways mental illness can shape our memories to a lyrical poem that attempts to reconcile desire and political ideas, these books examine the stories we tell ourselves.

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#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Complicate the Idea of 'Independence'

In lieu of celebrating “Independence Day,” we present a selection of titles that explore the idea of liberation via the lives, poetry, history and art of people of color.

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#ColorlinesReads: 5 LGBTQ+ Young Adult Books You'll Love

This year, celebrate Pride Month with five LGBTQ+ of color-focused titles for teens—or for yourself!

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Black Census Project Reveals Electorate's Concerns—and Power

More than half of the 30,000+ survey participants said that politicians do not care about them or their interests.

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HUD Rule Allows Homeless Shelters to Deny Admission to Transgender People

Young transgender people of color, especially Black youth, experience disproportionately high rates of homelessness.

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REPORT: 4 Strategies to Eliminate the Harmful Effects of Systemic Racism

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.

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Author Q&A: Dani McClain On the Power of Black Mothering

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.

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Americans Favor Racial Diversity, Think It's a Challenge for Policymakers

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.

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#ColorlinesReads: Get Some Perspective With These 5 Books

These engaging titles unravel myths surrounding resistance movements, settler colonialism and racist pseudoscience.

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ICYMI: Study Says Artificial Intelligence Industry Must Confront 'Diversity Disaster'

A new study says the artificial intelligence industry—which is overwhelmingly populated by White people and men—is due for a reckoning.

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REPORT: 10 Strategies to Address Structural Forces Behind Racial Wealth Inequality

The racial wealth divide is greater now than it was 40 years ago—and a new report says that persistent structural racism is causing the gap to grow.

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READ: Chicago Implements GPS Monitoring Devices That Calls, Records Children Without Their Consent

Cook County officials say the monitoring tool improves communication with children, but critics say it is an invasion of privacy and violation of the Constitution.

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'White Power' Graffiti Found Near Civil Rights Movement Landmark Destroyed By Fire

The Highlander Center for Research and Education, which hosted Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., says the fire was intentionally set. 

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10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.

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WATCH: Lawmakers, Advocates Center Black Women on National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

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.

Black woman in headscarf, Ilhan Omar, speaks into a microphone as she is questioned by press far in the background Black woman with hair tied, Ayanna Pressley, back speaks to press

House Dems Pen Resolution Rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar's Criticism of Pro-Israel Lobbies

Activists and supporters say the congressperson is being unfairly targeted for being a Black Muslim woman.

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Twitter Responds to Michael Jackson Doc, 'Leaving Neverland'

The new documentary centers on two men who allege that the pop star sexually abused them as boys.

A Latinx boy, Daniel on the left, and his mother, Virginia on the right, stand side-by-side at a rally held outside holding posters. Daniel's sign is white and says "housing is a right." Virginia's is yellow and says, "Queremos Justicia! We want justice."

Oregon Passes the Nation's First Statewide Mandatory Rent Control Law

The law passes on the heels of a new report that calls for sweeping rent control policies around the country.

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In 'Pleasure Activism,' Adrienne Maree Brown Dares Us to Get In Touch With Our Needs

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.

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ICE Stops Force-Feeding Immigrant Hunger Strikers Held in El Paso Detention Center

A total of 12 men have been refusing to eat to protest the conditions, treatment and length of their detainment.