Latinos

¿Qué Pasa MidWest? 2: Cilantro and the 2016 Elections

Nov 14, 2016
Mareea Thomas / WNIN

Since 2012, the number of Hispanic eligible voters has increased by 4 million, nationwide. An increased attributed to more Latinas registering to vote, according to the Pew Research Center. To better understand the impact this can have on this election, we go through a bilingual journey of politics in the kitchen and the many definitions of the American dream. 

Paola Marizan / WNIN

At Montessori Academy, elementary students talk about the deaths of their loved ones through the ancient celebration of the Day of the Dead. 

Learning to cope with death by celebrating Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, these students share stories about their losses. This tradition started when the Spanish conquered the Aztecs and it celebrates November first and second as the day the souls of the deceased returned to be with their living loved ones. 

Abigail Gipson / WNIN

This episode takes us through a bilingual journey of soccer as a religion and the many definitions of the American dream. 

¿Qué Pasa, MidWest? is a bilingual show full of culture, interesting stories y temas que impactan nuestras comunidades. These topics are designed to be a conversation and a cultural bridge between diverse communities and immigrants seeking their own versions of the ‘American Dream’.

More Latinos are being born in Indiana

Aug 3, 2016
Paola Marizan / WNIN

The number of Latinos coming from other countries decreased, according to a recent study by the Latino Collaboration Table. 

The increase in numbers of new generation Latinos in the area reflects a shift in population.

Abraham Brown, a leader in the Latino community, says many are surprised that more Latinos are being born in Indiana than Latinos coming from other countries. 

Labels: Immigrants

Jan 23, 2016
Alison Petrash

 

 

    

'“Wetback” “Anchor baby” “Grasshopper”.

These terms are derogatory labels for immigrants who come into the country illegally.

As part of our year-long Labels reporting project, we explored the labels some immigrants often hear and carry, even when those were forced upon them. Through the story of a twelve-year old that crossed the border unaccompanied, we talk about labels that represent danger, we walk you through some immigration processes and we’ll explore through music what these labels represent to those who carry them.

 

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