Tag Archives: Latina

MALDEF National President Thomas Saenz

November 8, 2019 – Thomas Saenz is the national president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and its general counsel. Saenz has been a key figure in the Martínez/Yazzie v. State of New Mexico lawsuit, the case that is forcing the state to improve the education it provides for certain groups of students. Recently, both groups of plaintiffs asked the court to set more strict deadlines for the state to prove it is making progress. Correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with Saenz about what’s ahead in the case and why MALDEF, established more than 50 years ago, is still needed today. 

Guest:
Thomas Saenz, MALDEF national president 

For Further Reading:

MALDEF | Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund 

New Yazzie court filings seek more action on educationNew Mexico In Depth 

 

Maria Hinojosa On Covering Arts, Immigration And International News

Maria Hinojosa

April 20, 2018 – Journalist Maria Hinojosa has covered border issues for decades. She is the host of Latino USA and founder of the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit media company that produces Latino USA and recently acquired the website Latino Rebels.

Hinojosa sat down recently with correspondent Russell Contreras to talk about what’s she’s learned from covering immigration and how she sees the current national debate over immigration policy. They also discussed the importance of artistic expression and documenting the role of Latinos in all areas of American life.