WHAT IS LOMA?
The LOMA community is made up of:
a) Individual(s) that identify as both Latino and non-Latino
b) Interracial Latino and non-Latino couples
c) Transracially adoptive Latino families
d) People raised in nations/cultures that are non-native to their family (third culture kids) within a Latino environment
The LOMA Program was created to build community among these people, bring attention to their special needs, and advocate for policies that further their interests.
There is no official counting of the LOMA community by government agencies. However, using the understanding that the vast majority of people that mark “Some Other Race” also identify as Latino enables the following analysis to be made of the multiracial community. The chart below shows the increase in the share of the multiracial community that identifies in-part as Latino to approximately 60%! This could be over 20 million people or a quarter to a third of the Latino population.
WHAT DOES LOMA DO?
The LOMA Program manifests itself in a wide range of activities. It has been most successful by finding partnering programs to make space for LOMA programming and reach a broader audience. Examples of recent activities include:
- LOMA Film Festival presented by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
- LOMA Caucus within the Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) conference
- Advice and comments to the Working Group on new federal standards to collect racial data
- Media appearances such as LAist.com
- LOMA artists panel at the Mixed Remixed book and film festival
HOW CAN I FOLLOW LOMA OR GET INVOLVED?
To become involved with LOMA send enquiries to email@example.com
You may also join our LOMA mailing list with the following link to get LOMA related news and information direct to your inbox.
LOMA may also be found on Facebook group
Sponsorship opportunities exist for LOMA programs such as a brand on promotional materials, social media posts, event program, and more.
Send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org