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On Sept. 28,  Bomsinae Kim, middle, president of the Korean American Family Service Center of New York, and members of the group announce a plan to march with nearly a hundred Koreans in October to raise awareness of domestic violence in the Korean community. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Marching Against Abuse in the Korean Community

East Asian, New York, Seniors, Social Services, Women, Youth September 29, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Korean organizations plan a march against domestic violence for Oct. 7, reports Korea Daily.

A call to "Repeal the 8th" in NYC (Photo by Olivia O'Mahony via Irish Central)

A NYC Rally to ‘Repeal the 8th’ in Ireland

Health, New York, Women September 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Demonstrators called for a referendum on the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, which outlaws abortion in the country, reports Irish Central.

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Gabriela Mistral Campus Opens in Corona

Culture, Education, Queens, South American September 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

The Gabriela Mistral Campus in Corona, Queens, is named for the Chilean poet who lived the last years of her life in New York and is the only Latin American women to win a Nobel Prize in literature, reports Queens Latino.

Commercial trash collectors are affecting poor neighborhoods in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

Trash is Killing the Poor in New York

Environment, Health, New York September 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm

According to a study, poor city neighborhoods where mostly Hispanic and African Americans live are disproportionately affected by pollution from trash trucks and landfills, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Corazon Aguirre via Brooklyn Reporter/Brooklyn Media Group)

Albanian Culture Celebrated at Mother Teresa Statue Unveiling

Brooklyn, Eastern European September 28, 2016 at 4:15 pm

A Sept. 25 ceremony in Bensonhurst to commemorate Mother Teresa reflected the diverse cultures and faiths she encountered in her lifetime, including her Albanian heritage, report Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily.

Esmerelda Simmons of the Center for Law and Social Justice (Photo via BK Reader)

30 Years of Fighting for Social Justice

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Police September 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm

In BK Reader, Attorney Esmerelda Simmons reflects on 30 years of work at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College.

Colombians in New York toast for peace. (Photo by Luisa Castaño via Queens Latino)

Colombians in NY Hold Dialogue on Peace Process

Queens, South American September 28, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Colombians in New York City, both left-wing and right-wing, gathered to hold a dialogue regarding their country’s peace process in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

Protesters Mark 2nd Anniversary of Ayotzinapa

Manhattan, Mexican September 27, 2016 at 4:01 pm

A group of mostly Mexican protesters in Times Square and the U.N. commemorated the second anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students, Diario de México USA reports.

Image via IAmMuslimNYC campaign page

#IAmMuslimNYC Campaign Launched

Government, Muslim, New York September 27, 2016 at 2:32 pm

The city has launched a new campaign, #IAmMuslimNYC, to fight anti-Muslim sentiment in NYC.

Tenants in chinatown protest harassment by landlords on the pretext of "renovation." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Tenants Fight Against Eviction

East Asian, Housing, New York September 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

Chinese tenants recently protested against harassment by their landlords, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Alfredo Rodriguez (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Foundation Will Help Dominicans in the U.S.

Dominican, Government, Metro Area September 27, 2016 at 10:31 am

The Dominican government has created an institution to help nationals in the U.S.in several areas, including repatriating bodies to be buried in the Dominican Republic, Reporte Hispano reports.

Argentines protest in front of the hotel where President Mauricio Macri stayed in New York. (Photo by Mexican American Photography via Queens Latino)

Argentina President Faces Protests During NY Visit

Government, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Anti-neoliberal activists protested in front of the hotel where Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri was staying during his visit to New York, Queens Latino reports.

NYC DCAS outreach specialist Achmat Akkad talking with job seekers at a job fair in chinatown recently. (Photo via World Journal)

The City Recruits in Chinatown

African American, East Asian, Government, Labor September 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm

The city’s main hiring agency, the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and private employers recently came to Chinatown for a job fair, World Journal reports.

Go to Diario de México to see more photos and videos of the Mexican Independence Day festivities from Gery Vereau.

Passaic Celebrates First Mexican and Bolivian Parades

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Passaic, New Jersey, celebrated its first Mexican Independence Day celebration and Bolivian Parade this past weekend, Diario de México USA and Reporte Hispano report.

On Saturday Sept. 25, a community block party in Chelsea informed residents and others about plans for "The Women's Building." (Photos by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

A Block Party for ‘The Women’s Building’

Manhattan, Women, Youth September 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

A block party was held to celebrate and publicize the effort to transform the former Bayview Correctional Facility on West 20th Street into The Women’s Center.