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Implicit Bias Against Latinos Creates an Unfair Criminal Justice System, Says Report


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Implicit bias against Latinos is jeopardizing the fairness of the U.S. criminal justice system, says a recent report. Latinos already comprise 53% of those charged with federal crimes. Now the fate of those defendants is increasingly complicated by the "behavior of defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, jurors, and probation and pre-trial service officers through implicit racial bias and racial stereotyping," according to Walter Gonçalves, a federal public defender in Arizona. Implicit bias can affect juries, bail, and sentencing. "Given this reality, defense attorneys should carefully study and become familiar with racial stereotyping and implicit bias. Only in this way will they be able to educate others in the system," Gonçalves writes in a report published in Seattle ...

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Salud Talks Podcast Episode 20: “A Positive Experience”


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When was the last time you noticed whether or not a sidewalk had a ramped curb cut for those in wheelchairs? Or if an intersection had a Soundsystem for the visually impaired? For over 60 million Americans with disabilities, these issues can become an everyday burden when equal access is not a priority for local, state, and federal governments. Worse, it can make the already more difficult aspects of living life even harder for those in that group. Bob Lujano, Information Specialist for the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability joins Salud Talks to discuss these issues, and how we all can step up to make life more equitable for his community. Check out this discussion on the Salud Talks Podcast, Episode 20, "A Positive Experience"! WHAT: A ...

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Salud Talks Podcast Episode 18: “Speak No Evil”


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How do you convey what is closest to your heart? Doug Hattaway, president of Hattaway Communications, says that the way we communicate can make the difference between positive movement in an issue or those ideas falling on deaf ears. Today, he joins Salud Talks to discuss the strategy his firm uses to fight for positive change — aspirational communication. Check out this discussion on the Salud Talks Podcast, Episode 18, "Speak No Evil"! WHAT: A #SaludTalks discussion about how we speak to one another and how we can do that better GUEST: President of Hattaway Communications, Doug Hattaway WHERE: Available wherever fine podcasts are downloaded, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, Tune In, and others WHEN: The episode went live at 11 a.m., Jan. 29, ...

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Salud Talks to Return in 2020


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Salud America!'s latest project—the Salud Talks podcast—will be back in 2020 with more episodes all about holistic health equity. The first episode of the new year and decade will go live on Jan. 8 and will kick-off a slate of discussions. These productions will feature grassroots advocates, government officials, healthcare professionals, and others who discuss the issues impacting Latinos and all Americans today — from the aspirational communications to sugary drinks to childhood wellness. Episodes will be available every Wednesday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, and others. "We're excited to see this project continue its work in informing listeners on the harmful disparities impacting Latinos and all Americans today," said Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud ...

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Salud Talks Podcast Episode 14: “Modern Myths”


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Who is your hero? They are as unique as the work they do, but one thing is consistent throughout each of their stories: Taking action to help others. Alejandro Maya, CEO of Sprocket Media Hub, discusses telling those stories through Salud America!'s web-based docuseries, Salud Heroes. Check out this discussion on the #SaludTalks Podcast, Episode 14, "Modern Myths"! WHAT: A #SaludTalks discussion on telling stories, everyday individuals stepping up, and Salud America!'s Salud Hero series GUEST: Alejandro Maya, CEO of Sprocket Media Hub WHERE: Available wherever fine podcasts are downloaded, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, Tune In, and others WHEN: The episode went live at 1:30 p.m., Dec. 18, 2019 In this episode, we explored questions ...

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Amanda Merck: Propelling Civic Engagement in San Antonio and Beyond


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Amanda Merck isn’t only a content curator for Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio, a public health representative for the Active Living Council for a Healthier San Antonio, and a teacher of group classes for Fitness in the Park. She is a fighter for equitable transportation, equitable access to parks, and an advocate for children who experience trauma. Merck is a poster child for civic engagement for health equity─and she is dedicating her time and career to help countless others become civically engaged, too. ‘Never Any Talk about Civic Engagement’ Merck grew up in many different places including California, Texas, and Montana. As the daughter of a low-income, high-school dropout, working was meant to pay the bills. “There was never any talk about civic ...

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