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Mental Health Awareness Month is May, but we have the whole year to seek that help.

Even though the month of May is already over, it is important to mention that this month is the month of metal health awareness, in 2020 there were many changes in our lives, between staying at home, losing our jobs, learning to be teachers of our Children, having the fear of contracting the COVID 19...

People with Disabilities are Struggling During COVID-19

  During the pandemic, more than one-third of people with disabilities have reported needing help to perform activities of daily living (ADL) like using public transportation, going grocery shopping or participating in sports (2010). With a high demand for living and medical care services, disabled people are not able to plan ahead who their caregiver...

A Story About Valor

  My name is Vilma Lizeth Diéguez Santos and I am 56 years old. I was born in the country of eternal spring, Guatemala on March 25, 1964, a Holy Wednesday. I am the daughter of Ricardo and Tita de Diéguez, the first of 5 siblings. I studied most of the time at the Central...

Thinking about the Importance of Voting on November 3

  “When I arrived in the United States I never imagined that I would stay here for so long, much less I thought that I would create my family in this country, however I have been here for 36 years in which almost half of this time I did not have the privilege to be...

The Legacy of Grandparents

            “From childhood, I felt respect towards nature and mother earth, as well as love towards medicinal plants. My grandmother was born in 1886. She took care of me since I was one and six months old. Growing up, I observed she had faith in plants, fruits, and vegetables. She...

We Stand With Dreamers!

  On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Trump’s executive order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program. DACA recipients can continue to renew their deferral to be relieved of possible deportation as well as continue to contribute to society by exercising a work permit (DHS Press Release, 2012). Generaciones...

Ancestral Connection and Resiliency

As Generaciones en Acción moves forward with intergenerational work we also need to include the connection with our ancestors to manifest healing, gratitude, and resiliency. Our next seminar will be on Saturday, April 21st from 8:30am-4:00pm. It will be our fifth seminar centering the work on building an intergenerational community. One of the workshops at...

To my Daughter: “La Carlita”

  Tears came to my eyes, they would not stop. I really tried but I could not stop them. I remember feeling the same emotion when I left her in kindergarten at Winter Gardens school in East Los Angeles. But on this day, we were at the University of Oregon at Eugene for my daughter’s...

Count Your Blessings

  During my childhood years, I lived with my grandparents in Mexicali, Baja California North, Mexico. It’s a town where temperatures in the summer can rise to 115 degrees. Ice-cold beverages and fans are a must. One of my favorite summer memories is when my Tata (grandfather) or Agüe (grandmother) used to make Kool-Aid. We...

Loving And Enjoying My Grandchildren

  I had always heard of many grandmothers who said how much love they felt for their grandchildren. Eight (8) years ago, my first grandson, Jose Rodrigo was born. Five years later, my second granddaughter, Ximena was born. I felt happy to be a grandmother, although not so lucky since the two grandchildren live in...
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