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The Future Belongs to the BRAVE

Junot Díaz – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author

Junot Díaz – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author

About Brave

About Brave

Brave is standing up for what you believe is right. It honors those before us who took a step to be Brave.

Brave is an understanding that our struggles are connected, that my neighbor’s struggle is my own. To pledge to be Brave is to fight for what you believe in, to push back against injustice and to collectively build a country that reflects all of our values. Brave is leaning into a collective agenda that expands opportunity for all of us.

Join us in this fight. #JoinBrave and tell your friends and family to be Brave too. We have been building for this moment. Our power will be felt for generations.

The Latino Community

The Latino Community

Junot Díaz’s Poem

“Our story is an epic, a saga, an odyssey. We crossed continents, we crossed oceans and every time there was no way we made a way. We are the children of bridges –bridges made from our backs our tears our sacrifice and from all the ones who never made it across with us.

We in the Latina community are among the greatest heroes our world has known. And yet despite all we do and all we are, we find ourselves attacked and demonized and endangered. Not just in this country, either. All over the world communities like ours are under assault. And this is why we can’t just survive or live—we have to fight. We have to fight for justice and we have to fight for equality. All of us must be free all of us must be free all of us must be free or none.

From María Teresa Kumar

“Junot’s speech was powerful because he incapsulated our community’s diverse American experience in a few stanzas. He spoke to our truths, those of our parents and grandparents. He spoke out loud of a country that we deeply care about, contribute to, and sacrifice for but that at times ‘others’ us. He spoke to our oral story that has yet been penned. We are American in a country whose future is dependent on our community’s success but doesn’t know it yet. As Junot said – we are its ‘Super Power.’ In an election year – where a candidate has campaigned by defining who is or isn’t American – Junot spoke to our struggle navigating this terrain while being prideful of our American-Latino heritage.”

Brave Heroes

Brave Heroes

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Ganas PSA

Ganas PSA

Voto Latino, the leading non-profit organization empowering American Latino millennials by engaging them through civic media, are premiering a new PSA ahead of the 2016 election titled, Ganas, paying homage to Jaime Escalante’s teaching legacy.

The PSA, directed by Ricardo de Montreuil (Lowriders, Mancora), features cast members of the Latino Hulu-hit show East Los High, as well as Tony Revelori (Dope, Grand Budapest Hotel) and Noel G. (Fast and the Furious franchise), playing the role of the teacher who wants his students to take stock in their future and engages them through the importance of registering to vote.

Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyE7zQeyY_U

 

Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iq0VeVKf6s&feature=youtu.be

Videos

Videos

https://youtu.be/BxrZkEXGKfs

 

https://youtu.be/dE80o8rx96g

 

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Partners

Partners

We welcome partners in doing this necessary work. Touch base below.

  • Curacao
  • Live Nation
  • HBO
  • California Endowment
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