Barriozona, Bilingual Community Expression, was founded as a print magazine in
December of 2002, and under the educational concept of the Hispanic Institute of
Social Issues. Barriozona evolved from its founders early efforts in 1998 to
educate Latinos about traffic issues and laws through an eight-page newsletter
called “Avance” (Advance.) The editors, saw the need to expand this concept into
a broader publication to include social issues in general, present them in English
and Spanish, and with an educational framework.The result of this was
Barriozona was published as a print magazine from December 2002 to mid-2005.
During the summer of ’05, the magazine’s editors and the Institute’s advisory
board realized the need to expand Barriozona to a broader audience, as well as
to disseminate information in a faster and more effective way. This led to the
creation of Barriozona on-line, and to present it as an E-zine. Plans to continue
the print edition are currently being discussed.
Barriozona is a publication with its eyes on the community. It is focused on
presenting social issues affecting our society, to inform and educate the public,
and to create awareness. It presents profiles and stories about the people that
give meaning and value to our community.
Hispanic Institute of Social Issues