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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Trump Tweets Anti-Muslim Videos, World Calls Him Out

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.): “The president is racist. There’s no doubt about that in my mind.”

A Black woman at a rally holds a sign above her head that says Renew TPS Now. A Black man next to her holds a sign that says Temporary Protected Status Now.

Trump Administration Terminates Temporary Protected Status for Nearly 60,000 Haitian Immigrants

The Temporary Protected Status program shielded thousands of Haitians from deportation proceedings after an earthquake devastated their country.

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Undocumented Teen Has Abortion After Weeks of Battling Trump Administration

“I made my decision, and that is between me and God. Through all of this, I have never changed my mind.”

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STUDY: Body Cameras Make No Detectable Difference in Police Use of Force

More than 1,000 law enforcement officers were randomly assigned body cameras to see if the technology has any effect on how they use force.

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'The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson' Celebrates the Black Trans Revolutionary's Activism and Tries to Solve the Mystery of Her Death

In the new Netflix documentary “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” the trans trailblazer’s friends and allies secure her place in history and re-investigate her mysterious death, which police ruled as a suicide. 

Two protestors hold up signs. One of them says in Spanish, "We Have Right to A Roof." The other one says, "Housing is a human right!"

#RenterWeekOfAction Addresses Nationwide Housing Crisis

Renters across the country are staging a week of protests to challenge rent increases, evictions and cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Photo Essay: Thousands of Activists March Through New York City to #DefendDACA

Just days after the Trump administration announced its decision to end DACA, thousands of immigrants and their allies rallied in protest and solidarity outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City.

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A History of Violence: Joe Arpaio's Racist Crusade Against Latinxs

For decades, the Maricopa County sheriff targeted Latinxs via illegal stops and his Tent City Jail, which he once referred to as a “concentration camp.”

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AFSCME President Lee Saunders on the Need for a 'Strong Army' to Advance Economic Justice and Civil Rights

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike by training labor organizers to tackle income inequality and racial disparity via the “I Am 2018” campaign.