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Latinas Uprising is a community for the young attorney looking to succeed in her new role as advocate. It’s for the aspiring or current law student working to become an attorney in spite of statistics that say it can’t be done. It is for the modern Latina with dreams, career goals, and life ambitions who also strives to maintain her cultural identity and family traditions.
Latinas Uprising focuses on:
1) Getting Latina students to and through law school;
2) The realities of legal practice for new Latina attorneys;
3) Building a life well-lived; and
4) Reigning our political and economic power to improve our local and national communities.
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About the Editor:
Hi! My name is Nubia and I’m the founder and editor of Latinas Uprising.
I am a native of Mexico, but raised in Indiana. Growing up in an area with few Latinos, I quickly learned to assimilate and promptly forgot most of my Spanish. It wasn’t until my time in college that I immersed myself in my language and culture (well, as much as you can in an Indiana town) and tried to regain some of the cultural identity I had lost. As an undergrad, I became passionate about social, racial, and gender-based justice. I realized that by becoming an attorney, I would be able to become an advocate for progressive change. In 2007, immediately after my college graduation, I moved to Chicago to start law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In 2010, I began working in Chicago’s principal nonprofit provider of free legal services in civil matters. In my day job, I work primarily with survivors of domestic violence and violent crimes.
Outside of my practice, my passion is to motivate and empower Latinas pursuing careers in the law.
Let’s connect: @LatinasUprising