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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

STATEMENT: Presente.org Responds to the #PulseNightClub tragedy in Orlando

June 12, 2016

Statement from Presente.org’s Managing Director, Matt Nelson:

"What happened in Orlando was incredibly tragic and heartbreaking. Our hearts are heavy for all of those who have been impacted by the horrific mass shooting in ‪#‎Orlando‬, Florida at ‪#‎PulseNightclub‬. We know that this mass shooting will have a particularly devastating impact on our Latinx LGBTQ community across the country. We recommit ourselves to ending the culture of hate, homophobia, racism and Islamophobia — the same culture of hate and bigotry that fuels such out of control killing and violence."

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Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latino organizing group; advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture.