5 Latina Activists You Won’t Learn About In School

by Yvette Montoya

photo via: Telesur

In a time when activism is “in” it’s easy to forget that activists all over the world are regularly murdered, tortured, kidnapped and/or banished from their countries. It’s real out here and we must remember that many who protest do so not because it’s “the right thing to do,” but because they are being faced with their own extinction. History rarely teaches us about the struggles and contributions made by Latina, Afro Latina, LGBTQ, or indigenous activists. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month here are 5 Latina activists that fight, trailblaze, and break barriers for their communities....

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