MACG has two research action teams focused on immigrant rights, one in Washington County and one in Multnomah County.
We are committed to inclusive practices that promote full participation by our Hispanic participants so that we can have those with a lived experience of the problem areas we’re working on leading the work, in solidarity with our other members. We ask our Latino leaders what works for them in our meeting practices. Toward that end, we work to reduce the barriers to their participation by providing language interpretation, child care, and scheduling and locating of meetings to accommodate their family and work obligations.
Currently, the Washington County team is researching the issue of mental health in the Latino community.
Sol Gonzalez, St. Andrew Catholic Church