The mission of the Latin American and Caribbean Community Center is to Educate and Organize for Human Rights, Democracy and Racial Justice in the Americas.
The Latin American and Caribbean Community Center (LACCC) was formed in September of 2003 as a community based organization to address the diverse political, economic and cultural needs of the growing Latino and Caribbean populations in the southern region of the United States, with a special emphasis on one of the most marginalized groups within the Latino community – Afro Latinos.
Enhancing the capacity of base building organizations that work in the Latino and Caribbean communities is a central focus of LACCC’s work. Toward that, the Latin American and Caribbean Community Center provides an array of trainings to activists and grassroots organizations. Over the last 7 years LACCC trainings and programmatic work has concentrated on the area of anti- oppression, migrant rights as human rights and popular and alternative media–namely community radio.
2003: LACCC is established in Atlanta, GA to address the growing needs of Latino and Caribbean communities
2004: Joins US Human Rights Network only organization in Georgia (or South) specifically addressing issues of Afro-Latino issues
2005: Film Festival presented in partnership with Atlanta’s community radio station WRFG & hosts first media institute training in Atlanta
2006: Radio Diaspora begins to air on WRFG-Atlanta community radio station 89.3FM
2007: US Social Forum (Atlanta, GA): 1. Migration and Race: a Radical Analysis 2. Afrolatin@s: Sin Nosotr@s no hay Revolucion! (Without us there is no Revolution!) People’s Freedom and Solidarity Tent 3. Migration and Racism in the Dominican Republic
2008: 2nd Media training-Racial justice & human rights/pirate radio transmitter training at U.S.-Mexico Boarder at El Paso, TX. with Sin Fronteras
2010: Relocates to South Bronx, NY; Maintains a core of radio show producers in Atlanta and Mexico
2011: Gender Migration & Human Rights Media Institute Bronx, NY
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