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yalitza on video grid with others
yalitza on video grid with others

Yalitza Aparicio Backs Pandemic Info for Native Languages

Yalitza continues to champion the causes of disenfranchised minorities.

The star of the critically acclaimed film Roma, which follows an indigenous housekeeper in Mexico (played by Aparicio), is now advocating for COVID-19 information to be released in native Latin American languages.  She posted a campaign video on her Instagram page encouraging unity and inclusion for people of all backgrounds.

Although native languages are spoken by millions in Latin America, there are many still considered endangered. This results in entire populations of people becoming deprived of crucial information regarding the coronavirus, which could put them at an even greater risk.

Aparicio became a UNESCO goodwill ambassador for indigenous people in October 2019. In her role, she addresses issues facing indigenous people as well as gender issues, racism, and rights for domestic workers. Go Yalitza!

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