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Articles Published in November, 2013

Infographic: Santa Clara Community Supports Policy That Keeps ICE Out of Jails

This infographic shares the results of the first of its kind in the country survey, asking Santa Clara County community members (immigrant and non-immigrant) about how issues of trust are impacted by policies that keep ICE away from the local jail system.

First Fridays Recap -San Jose

The South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring exhibitions and special performances that happens every first friday of the month in San José.

Returning To Life From Life: A Daughter's Journey To Freeing Her Mother From Prison

The first woman up for a potential re-sentencing in Santa Clara County due to Proposition 36 won her release. A 55-year-old grandmother, Lisa Carter had done 18 years of a life sentence due to the recently reformed 3 Strikes Law. Lisa’ third offense was $150 shoplifting charge. This video was also a part of New America Media's Children of Re-Entry Project.

Video: "I Want To Be Like Him When I Grow Up"

Greg Sr. was in and out of incarceration for 22 years over the span of four decades . During his re-entry process, his son Greg Jr. walked with him every step of the way by giving his father love and advice. This video is part of the New America Media's Children of Re-Entry Project.

Veterans Day Parade in San José

SV De-Bug family was present on the 95th annual Veterans Day Parade in San José, Ca.

*Video* Apricity - The Remembrance of My Father

It is through expression that one may truly find healing in their battles and struggles. In every tunnel, there will always be light. It is the yin and the yang...the true beauty of balance in life..it is the sun's warmth.

The "Storify" of Santa Clara County Preserving the Best Immigrant Detainer Policy in the Country

Media coverage, and our own media, chronicling the culmination of a year long campaign to beat back a challenge to our county's immigrant detainer policy. This win for public safety & immigrants rights is a result of efforts by the FIRE Coalition, the Public Defender's Office, and wisdom of the BOS.

Sandy Cuadra: The Passing of The Heart of The Mission

Sandy Cuadra, a lifetime Mission District resident, recently passed away. Her niece Jade Rivera remembers how her legacy continues through the Mission District of San Francisco, a place that's slowly changing through gentrification but will forever carry the spirit of Sandy and those who made it what it is to this day.

Q&A: Napolitano On Diversity, Academics and the Undocumented at U.C.

Ed. Note: In September former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano took over as president of the University of California, the first-ever woman to hold that position. She now heads a $24 billion system of 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national laboratories. In an interview with New America ...

Minimum Wage Workers Deserve Higher Pay, But Also Respect

San Jose and the rest of California increased the minimum wage. Author Yaveth Gomez shares a personal insight from working these jobs that shows why it's not only the money that has to improve, it's the treatment of minimum wage workers as well.
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