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.
Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says he wants to raise rents for people living in poverty to push them into jobs. But a new report says his plan would force millions into homelessness.
As part of the Families Belong Together campaign, protestors nationwide condemn the federal government’s practice of separating immigrant children from their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on border crossings.
Colorlines talks to Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera about their new book, “lo terciario/the tertiary,” which revisits Karl Marx’s “Capital” to examine Puerto Rico’s debt crisis from a queer decolonial lens.
Colorlines talks to Bruce Western, author of “Homeward: Life in the Year After Incarceration,” which follows the journeys of 100+ formerly incarcerated people as they navigate the challenges of racial, health and socioeconomic inequity.