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May We Have the Courage to Love
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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Remembering September 11, 2021

As we reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. national mood feels unquestionably different today than twenty years ago. Then, we felt a collective sense of deep grief and unity. Today, we live in a toxically polarized environment which we all helped to create. Yet, I believe the current climate could…

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2020 in One Picture
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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My husband Julio César snapped this picture while he was driving. It shows 3 traffic signals. Two of them have both the green and red lights on, the other has a red ‘no left turn’ arrow lit up. This picture sums up the year 2020. The malfunctioning street lights in the picture send mixed signals…

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Finally Home
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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On a hot, sunny afternoon, the week of July 22, 2019 I finally felt at home.

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Meet 5 (ok, more than 5) women who are thriving in the fight
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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During times of great chaos, innovation is key. If anyone would have asked you last October how you would be spending your 2020, neither you nor I would have been able to imagine how much our lives would have changed. Yet, I am encouraged by all of the women of color who are finding ways…

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Welcome to the new DeniseCollazo.com
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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Rendering of a laptop computer

Hi! I’m Denise Padín Collazo and welcome to my new website. I grew up in Castroville, California. As a young person, I got involved in the fight for justice in this country. Along the way, I have had many experiences as the first Latina to raise a family and have a career in community organizing…

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Latinos must acknowledge our own racism, then we must pledge to fight it
  • Posted by: Denise Collazo
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Black Lives Matter

In the days after George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police, we have seen thousands of people protest across the country demanding change. They are a result of inhumane and unjust systems that have wreaked havoc on black communities for generations and leadership that has failed to hold police accountable.

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