Welcome to another episode of MALN Opinion+! We are excited to have a weekly program dedicated to discussing the concerns and opinions of Massachusetts’s Latino community.
We spoke with Executive Director of Amplify Latinx Rosario Ubiera-Minaya about the organization’s main goals for 2021, the unique challenges local Black- and Latino-owned businesses face, and how residents can get involved with the nonprofit.
Rosario shared that Amplify Latinx, Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA), Greater Boston Latino Network, and Lawyers for Civil Rights joined to file an administrative complaint against the City of Boston just this week, on February 17th, for discrimination against Black and Latino businesses. Learn all about the organization’s ongoing work and how you can get involved in today’s interview.
Resources mentioned in the video:
- Amplify Latinx Website: https://amplifylatinx.co/
- Check out its core programs at: https://amplifylatinx.co/about/
- Learn more about the Latino Business Resilience Program here: https://enterprisectr.org/latino-resilience-program/, PowerUp Initiative
- Read the Lawyers for Civil Rights’ letter about the complaint filed at: http://lawyersforcivilrights.org/our-impact/economic-justice/legal-action-supporting-small-businesses-in-boston/
- AfroLatinx Voices: https://amplifylatinx.co/afro-latinx-voices/
- Research and Data: COVID 19 Impact Survey, State of Latino Nonprofits in Massachusetts
- Year In Review 2020 with useful resources: https://amplifylatinx.co/2020-year-in-review/