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Rising Rent: Teachers Can't Teach Here, Students Can't Learn Here

As teachers pack up their classrooms, the reality is that many students will not be coming back to class next year, the housing crisis affects not only students and their ability to learn, but many teachers share the struggle of staying in the communities they want to create the most impact in.

Stanford Law School Graduates Submit Letter to Reconsider Recall Effort of Judge Persky

The following letter was sent to Stanford University's Professor Michelle Dauber -- the law professor leading the recall campaign to remove Judge Aaron Persky. The letter was from 53 graduating Stanford Law students, representing nearly a third of the total class of 180 students.

Life Lessons Learned Working at San Jose's Flea Market

It's safe to say that if you grew up in San Jose, or the larger Bay Area, the San Jose Flea Market is a big deal. Now a fraction of the size, "La Pulga," as a lot of folks call it was to be shutdown back in 2010 to make way for BART in San Jose. Some of the vendors who remain reflect on what they've learned working in this unique place.

Dance Expresses the Heart of the Dancer

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This week the Peace Dancers shares moments from the Touch of Africa conference and delights us with the news of her first published book!

Bringing Community Together to Fight Cat Calling and Sexual Harassment

Across the country women are speaking up against harassment and locally, one woman's latest experience led her to reach out to friends to fight back against this daily occurrence for many women. What she found as she reached out was that a larger community of women are ready to tackle the issue together.

What the Mainstream Media Got Wrong About San Jose’s Anti-Trump Rally

Last Thursday’s Anti-Trump Rally in San José made national headlines that were one-dimensional stories of defenseless Trump supporters victimized by violent protesters. Protesters at the rally found themselves all over the news portrayed inaccurately, so they wrote their own accounts to set the record straight with a more complete picture.

Bail or Die: The Choice of a Detained Man in a Broken Jail

“I had to get out. The pain kept getting worse. I wasn’t getting any treatment, and I thought I was going to die.” Words from Jeysson Minota, who was incarcerated with a possible terminal condition that would of cost him his life if he continued to remain in jail. He felt he had to make bail to stay alive.

Bay Area Media Activism on Display

The current exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area reflects on the Bay Area’s unique legacy as a center for social justice movements. Adrian Avila, De-Bug's Art Director took a trip to check out the exhibit, running through August 14, 2016.

What’s Behind North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’?

Following the North Carolina "Bathroom Bill," 11 states have sued the Obama administration over their direction to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice in public schools. Keisa Reynolds, writes that this issue is about more than bathrooms - it's about discrimination and stripping transgender people of their agency and right to self-determination.

Guelaguetza: A Commitment to Sharing and Cooperation

The authentic cultural festival, Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza in Santa Cruz, CA convened hundreds to honor the gods for sufficient rainfall and bountiful harvest. The state of Oaxaca in Mexico has a large indigenous population whose cultures remain strong on both sides of the border with celebrations like this.
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