Latinos in NYC
Among the communities disproportionally affected by the attack and its aftermath were the Latinx community in New York City. On September 11, over 27% of the population of New York City was Latino or of Latin American descent.
Many Latina/o/x workers died in the collapse of the towers; some are still unknown due to their lack of immigration status. The Latino community played a strong role in supporting recovery efforts and rebuilding the city.
The community served a crucial function in building grassroots multiethnic support for people in need. And the community powerfully advocated for government-funded relief bills dedicated to health care for people suffering from health issues related to September 11. This collection features stories by contributors who recall their efforts, are living with the damaging health effects of working at Ground Zero, and remember loved ones.