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A national Latino nonprofit is spearheading an initiative to boost digital skills and provide workforce training among Hispanics.

The Hispanic Federation is partnering with Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo to support digital skills training through the Latino Digital Equity Centers Initiative, the organization announced Tuesday. READ MORE AT NBC NEWS

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Hispanics and Latinos make up almost 19% of the U.S. population (or 62.1 million out of more than 332 million), according to the 2020 Census. Keeping this projected growth in mind, SmartAsset examined data to determine the cities where Hispanics and Latinos fare best economically nationwide. This is SmartAsset’s first study on where Hispanics and Latinos fare best economically. As part of our ongoing diversity coverage, you can also read our studies on where Black Americans and Asian Americans fare best economically. READ MORE AT MONEYTALKSNEWS

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Latino and Black workers remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce compared with their share of all workers. But a Pew Research Center report published Thursday found that the gap in STEM workforce representation is especially large for Hispanic adults. READ MORE AT NBC NEWS

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At least 361 Latino men ages 18 to 49 have died from Covid-19 complications in the state of New Jersey. Hispanic men account for nearly half (43 percent) of all confirmed coronavirus deaths among adults under 50, even though they make up just 12 percent of that segment of the population, according to a WNYC/Gothamist analysis.

The analysis found that Latino men in New Jersey died at seven times the rate of white men, twice the rate of Black men and 4.5 times the rate of Latina women. READ MORE AT NBC NEWS

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Dear all:

Launching a project in Catarse ( brazilian crowdfunding site) that may be of interest to some of you:
An inclusive children’s book developed with an innovative Braille print created by author and graphic designer Wanda Gomes from Brazil.

This Braille print creates a new whole experienced for the children, visually impaired or not because allows textures, reliefs and even scents to be printed!


The collection is called Adélia Cozinheira (Spanish - Adelia Cocinera) and is already in Portuguese with 9 thousand copies distributed.
The funding is to print 500 copies in Spanish for dissemination in Book Fairs in México, Colombia and Argentina with Spanish publishers who have already requested the collection and the american hispanic market.
A very important project for the education and inclusion of children with visual impairment.
The project also seeks investors to cover or exceed the total value for a larger print run and distribution.


Access the project at: https://www.catarse.me/adeliacozinheira/
(Google Translator at the bottom of the site)


Portuguese Article in Draft Project: http://projetodraft.com/imagine-criar-livros-com-sistema-braile-com-texturas-aromas-e-sensacoes-este-e-o-proposito-da-wg/


Spanish article at:
http://formaciongrafica.net/magazine/la-columna-de/marcio-dupont/diseno-editorial-inclusivo

English Post at: https://designresearchportal.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/inclusive-childrens-book-support-us/

Thanks in advance for your support and sharing!

By the way, I´m mexican living in São Paulo, Brasil looking for design jobs at the USA.

My LinkedIn at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/marciodupont/

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