Mexican Federal Elections

The Federal elections in Mexico will take place on July 1st, 2018. During said elections, Mexicans will vote for their President, 128 Senators and 500 members of the Lower Chamber. They will also elect Governors and members of the local congresses for Guanajuato, Veracruz,...
Posted On 12 Apr 2018

Juvenile Justice Advocacy: Working to Help Local Youth – Part 2

There are the typical challenges families face, including poverty. “Poverty impacts where families are able to live and may expose them to environments where there may be more crime. Or the student may have more unstructured time where they’re not in sports or other...
Posted On 12 Apr 2018

Unequal Justice Juvenile Detention Numbers Are Down, But Bias Persists – Part 2

Another large effort charged with reform is the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) launched in 2011. “We now have seven years of initiatives and we’re no closer to bringing a more compassionate, effective, fair system to our kids than when we first got...
Posted On 31 Mar 2018

Rosales’ worldwide spiritual journey intersects with Nebraska

Victoria Rosales is a seeker.  At 27, the Houston, Texas native is well-traveled in search of self-improvement and greater meaning. She’s dedicating her life to sharing what she knows about healthy living practices. Her journey’s already taken her to Ireland...
Posted On 31 Mar 2018

Juvenile Justice Advocacy: Working to Help Local Youth – Part 1

Most of the kids Boys Town assists are referred from juvenile court, “They’re still at home, but there are some things going on where they’re at risk of having to leave. So we go into the homes and do family preservation work so kids can stay in their schools, homes and...
Posted On 31 Mar 2018

Mexican Elections Story 2

El próximo 1 de julio de este 2018 se llevarán a cabo elecciones federales en México. En estas elecciones se elegirán presidente de la república, 128 senadores y 500 diputados. De igual manera se elegirán gobernadores y cámaras estatales en Guanajuato, Veracruz, Tabasco, Yucatán,...
Posted On 23 Mar 2018

Unequal Justice Juvenile Detention Numbers Are Down, But Bias Persists – Part 1

Juvenile justice reform in Neb. has long been a hot topic of debate, study and legislation. A labyrinth of statutes, jurisdictions, agencies and rules makes navigating the system difficult. Youth committing even minor offenses can face detention, probation or diversion depending...
Posted On 23 Mar 2018

Heartland Worker Center Speaks Out Against Bill that Would Leave Out Legal US Residents

A bill proposed by Senator John Murante of Gretna would remove the counted number of non U.S. Citizens, based on the U.S. Census; this would include legal U.S. residents living in the state of Nebraska from being counted when legislative boundary lines are determined. Past...
Posted On 23 Mar 2018

Having attained personal and professional goals, Lopez now wants to help other Latinas

When new UNO Office of Latino and Latin American Studies community engagement coordinator Alina Lopez appears at public forums and school assemblies to tout OLLAS academic programs and scholarships, she speaks from experience. This 2017 magna cum laude University of Nebraska at...
Posted On 16 Mar 2018

Heartland Dreamers have their say in nation’s capitol

Self-described social justice warrior, activist and community organizer Amor Habbab-Mills cannot sit idly by while lawmakers decide her fate as a Dreamer and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient. With President Donald Trump’s deadline for Congress to...
Posted On 16 Mar 2018