Category: Miscellaneous

In Honor of Laura Van Zandt

My friends tease me that I am too naïve for thinking a workplace led with integrity and kindness is the norm. But to me – it is. I met Laura in 2005 when I applied for the job of Office Manager at REACH. I had heard about the job with the endorsement that “REACH is led by amazing women,” namely Laura and Heather Latham, the Associate…

The Work and Family Mobility Act Becomes Law

It is hard to put into words how proud I am of the historic win we experienced with the passing of the Work and Family Mobility Act! For more than a decade Latinas Know Your Rights has worked alongside the MIRA Coalition and its members including the ACLU, Brazilian Worker Center and many other organizations that fought hard to build support from the ground up. I…

Leading and Leaving With Love

In March of 2020, the week of the shutdown, my daughter turned 3 years old. As we showered her with birthday gifts that had been dropped at our doorstep or mailed to us by friends and family who could no longer celebrate with her in person, I came across a hard covered book that had been sent to her by my older brother. As I read…

How my REACH Beyond Domestic Violence Internship Changed my Views on Policy Work

Blog by Emma Keeling I have always said that I dislike policy. I never had solid grounds for this argument, but something about staring at a document for hours and picking apart every piece of language seemed boring to me. Although as a Public Health major I knew how important policies were, I avoided policy work and instead took a more downstream and educational approach to…

What is Healing?

Twenty years ago, my life was completely and irreversibly altered.