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.
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Este es un video en colaboración con grandes personas, las cuales nos muestran que el apoyo se puede expresar en diferentes idiomas. No existen barreras a la hora de ayudarnos porque todos formamos parte de este mundo. #QuédateEnCasaYa #CuidémonosEntreTodos #ComunidadesIndígenas #CuidaATuComunidad @Carolinasantossegund @Avoxmark @EduardoMarguth @Bety.cadena.5 @lezamadonaldo @vane.medina26 @mariareynaoficial @nancy_garcia_garcia94
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!