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Book Club for “Breathing, In Dust?”avatar

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview author Tim Z. Hernández about his new pseudo-autobiographical novel, “Breathing, In Dust.” The book chronicles the experiences of a boy growing up in the fictional Central Valley town of Catela. It details the poverty, drugs and violence that impact the daily lives of residents [...]

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May 5th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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Local, Organic… and now Fair Harvestavatar

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Last Friday afternoon, I attended the first Fair Harvest Meal at Fresno State. The event is part of a United Farm Workers campaign that is aimed at engaging college students and other young people in the farmworker advocacy movement. During the event, as students munched on Subway sandwiches, UFW national vice president Merlyn Calderón said [...]

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May 3rd, 2010 at 11:03 am

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Paul Rodríguez cancels show in Arizonaavatar

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Comedian Paul Rodríguez is the latest person to voice his opposition against SB 1070, the recently passed Arizona law that targets undocumented immigrants. (Click here to read Vida’s story about the law.) In a recent press release, Rodríguez, who is also the chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition, announced he has cancelled a sold-out [...]

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April 28th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

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Rock on: 2 upcoming concertsavatar

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I recently learned of two unique, upcoming concerts. The first one is Rock for the Bicentennial, a bi-national rock concert presented by the Consulate of México in Fresno. The free event, which will be held at the Rainbow Ballroom on May 1, features bands Hummersqueal and El Mostro, both from México City, and La Sabina [...]

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April 22nd, 2010 at 9:59 am

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Tell us the story behind your historiaavatar

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Did you – or someone you know – record a story for StoryCorps Historias? Then a photo of you, or your loved one, is most likely featured on this Flickr.com site! And if you did participate in StoryCorps Historias – the nationwide project dedicated to recording, sharing and preserving the unique stories of Latinos across [...]

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April 21st, 2010 at 2:38 pm

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Earth Day: Bridge the Climate Gapavatar

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Earth Day is on Thursday, so this seems like an especially good time to report on climate change and its disproportionate impacts on vulnerable communities of color. A new study – “Minding the Climate Gap: What’s at Stake if California’s Climate Law isn’t Done Right and Right Away” – states that if the state’s climate [...]

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April 20th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

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