Juliana Britto Schwartz

Juliana is a writer, a speaker, and a consultant. Her blogging work focuses on feminist and racial justice movements lead by Latinas throughout the Americas, touching on issues such as environmental justice, immigration, colonization, land rights and indigenous movements. She has been a regular Contributor to Feministing since Spring of 2013, and also been published on the Huffington Post, Mic, and the Feminist Wire. Juliana studied Latin American and Latinx Studies at the University of California and is now based in the Bay Area where she has worked with various organizations on social media and communications strategy. In her free time, she likes to dance salsa and tango and practice Portuguese with her cousins via Skype.

Posts Written by Juliana

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Karnes moms to renew hunger strike

Last week 78 immigrant mothers took part in a hunger strike and work stoppage to call attention to the inhumane treatment that families are receiving in Karnes Immigrant Detention Facility. Today, 10 women are resuming the strike, refusing all services for another week and calling for their release. 

Last week 78 immigrant mothers took part in a hunger strike and work stoppage to call attention to the inhumane treatment that families are receiving in Karnes Immigrant Detention Facility. Today, 10 women are resuming the strike, refusing all ...

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Feministing Jamz: Honoring Selena’s legacy

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, singer, designer, actress and a huge symbol of visibility, diversity, and strength for so many Latinxs today. 

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, singer, designer, actress and a huge symbol of visibility, diversity, and strength for so many Latinxs today. 

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Maryland House passes 3 year moratorium on fracking

Last night, the Maryland House approved a bill that would put a three year moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” within the state. Now environmental advocates around the country are pressuring the state Senate to do the same. 

Last night, the Maryland House approved a bill that would put a three year moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” within the state. Now environmental advocates around the country are pressuring the state Senate to do ...

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Women of color travel too

In 2012, I spent a year living in Brazil and traveling throughout parts of South America. It was a deeply formative experience for me, and has had a lasting effect on how I integrate anti-capitalist and decolonizing work into my feminism.

In 2012, I spent a year living in Brazil and traveling throughout parts of South America. It was a deeply formative experience for me, and has had a lasting effect on how I integrate anti-capitalist and decolonizing work ...

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California is punishing low-income people for having children

Two decades ago, the California legislature implemented a policy meant to control the reproductive lives of low-income people, mostly women of color. Under the “Maximum Family Grant” rule, California families that had received welfare assistance in the past 10 months were not eligible for an increased grant if they had another child. 

Two decades ago, the California legislature implemented a policy meant to control the reproductive lives of low-income people, mostly women of color. Under the “Maximum Family Grant” rule, California families that had received welfare assistance in the ...

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SNL: Let Latinxs in on the joke

This weekend, Saturday Night Live celebrated the show’s 40th anniversary with performances from a slew of big name musicians, actors and comedians. However, among all those funny people, there was not one Latina cast member. 

This weekend, Saturday Night Live celebrated the show’s 40th anniversary with performances from a slew of big name musicians, actors and comedians. However, among all those funny people, there was not one Latina cast member. 

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