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JUSTIN HICKS/IPB NEWS

On a Friday evening in late June, Liliana Quintero received a call from one of the Spanish interpreters working at a COVID-19 testing site in Goshen, Indiana. The area has one of Indiana’s higher Latinx populations and higher rates of COVID-19 cases, according to state data.

“[He was] saying, ‘Liliana I need to inform you that the nurse who is in charge of this site just told me that each time that she sees Hispanics coming to this site, she's going to call the police,’” recalls Quintero, director of the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition, an Elkhart-based health education and advocacy nonprofit.

The NAACP is offering up to $300 for African American residents struggling to pay their energy bills due to COVID-19. This comes about a week after the state allowed utilities to resume disconnections for unpaid bills. 

En este episodio our new contributor, Karli Goldenberg, talks to Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo about how he challenges existing healthcare access and created the Northwestern Medicine Hispanic Transplant Program, a culturally competent transplant center dedicated to Latino patients.

The Indiana Latino Expo has canceled their annual event due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The expo was scheduled to take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Oct. 9-10. 

Making Movies

In a phone conversation with Enrique Chi, we talk about how not being silent can change communities. Through their music Making Movies tell many stories but their latest album, in collaboration with many artists including Rubén Blades, encourages everyone to speak their truth, vote and actively help their own community.

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