While Latino immigrant workers in Council Bluffs, Iowa have contributed significantly to the Iowa and Nebraska economies, they remain virtually invisible and lack a voice in the city’s key venues and institutions – this according to a new report being released by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and funded in part by the Iowa West Foundation.
The report, titled “Invisible & Voiceless” combines data from the 2010 Census with 26 interviews with members of Council Bluffs’ civic, government, education, religious, non-profit and business communities as well as Latino voices gathered at interviews and a small number of Spanish-language workshops and focus groups.
Gaston, M. T., Gouveia, L., Espinosa, C., Maakestad, C., & Blue, C.C. (2013, November). Invisible & voiceless: Latinos in Council Bluffs Iowa. Office of Latino/Latin American Studies. DOI: 10.32873/uno.dc.ollas.1003
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