The Block is an initiative by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) that works with and rallies Latinx youth across the state of Georgia in both rural and urban communities. This initiative continues the developed work of GLAHR by providing political consciousness and transformative work within the Latinx community for a collective space. We strive to develop the fight for immigrant rights and fortify the la Cultura del voto in the state of Georgia through grassroots organizing. The Block is an intersectional space for Latinx youth that upholds values that allow us to be aware and combat the status-quo, beginning with ourselves.
As a safe space, we open up to all youth within our community to feel safe and at home, to grow, heal, work, learn our roots, and include all our voices, as we step into The Block.
The Block launched in June 2021 in South Georgia. Our goal is to continue our community outreach throughout the state. We have visited Tift County, Dougherty County, Sumter County, and metro Atlanta. We began to build a strong platform with workshops on voter education to our Chicano/Latinx history. A strong platform for the upcoming transformative change of our state.