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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Some tips for white people who have opinions on Ferguson

For many activists, these past few weeks have been rough. From Thanksgiving to holiday get togethers, ’tis the season for hanging out with people of diverse political opinions. Inevitably, the topic of Ferguson, Eric Garner, and the ongoing protests against racist police violence comes up, and you may find yourself forced to explain institutionalized racism to a conservative relative. 

For many activists, these past few weeks have been rough. From Thanksgiving to holiday get togethers, ’tis the season for hanging out with people of diverse political opinions. Inevitably, the topic of Ferguson, Eric ...

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Intersectional princesses for the little feminists in your life

It’s a rare day that I take time to promote princesses, but these are no ordinary royalty I’m writing about today. The Guardian Princess Alliance is a series of educational books about a group of racially and gender diverse princesses who take action to protect living beings and the planet for future generations.

It’s a rare day that I take time to promote princesses, but these are no ordinary royalty I’m writing about today. The Guardian Princess Alliance is a series of educational books about a group of racially ...

A line of young women holding a banner, their mouths open in protest. They are wearing bandanas on their faces, and many of them have their hair braided.

What Obama’s silence on Ayotzinapa says about the War on Drugs

Last week Obama announced an executive order that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This has been a long time coming, and though the order leaves out 6 million other undocumented people, it is a step in the right direction, and a pretty big deal. 

Last week Obama announced an executive order that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This has been a long time coming, and though the order leaves out ...

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Ferguson & Guatemala: Fighting the same enemy?

Last week I wrote about 1,000 indigenous Kaqchikel women in Guatemala who risked their safety to protest the militarization of their community. For years, their rural community has been fighting the development of a cement factory and dealing with threats and violence from the factory owners.

Last week I wrote about 1,000 indigenous Kaqchikel women in Guatemala who risked their safety to protest the militarization of their community. For years, their rural community has been fighting the development of a cement factory and ...

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What you need to know about the indigenous women protesting in Guatemala

Late last month, one thousand indigenous women took to the streets of Guatemala City to protest the violent militarization of their communities fueled by a powerful Guatemalan cement company. Their persistent and courageous organizing has helped to highlight the regular abuses of power in Guatemala and the rest of Central America that disproportionately hurt indigenous and rural communities. 

Late last month, one thousand indigenous women took to the streets of Guatemala City to protest the violent militarization of their communities fueled by a powerful Guatemalan cement company. Their persistent and courageous organizing has helped to ...

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7 reasons to end immigrant detention yesterday

News flash: Immigration detention centers have been awful and continue to be awful for everyone. But more and more organizations and activists are shedding light on just how horrible they are, and the very immediate need we have for alternatives to incarceration. 

News flash: Immigration detention centers have been awful and continue to be awful for everyone. But more and more organizations and activists are shedding light on just how horrible they are, and the very immediate need we have ...

What you need to know about the 43 disappeared students in Mexico

What happened?

On September 26th, 43 students from a rural teaching college in the Mexican state of Guerrero  were “forcibly disappeared” by local police in a series of violent attacks that killed several students. It’s widely assumed that the police were collaborating with organized criminals in the area, but it’s unclear exactly who ordered the attack. According to Laura Carlsen at CIP Americas, “the line between organized crime and government in the city was long ago erased by collusion between the two.” 

What happened?

On September 26th, 43 students from a rural teaching college in the Mexican state of Guerrero  were “forcibly disappeared” by local police in a series of violent attacks that killed several students. It’s widely assumed that ...

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