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Category: Community

ICE Breaker Championships Raises Legal Funds For Young Immigrant and Sparks Unexpected Soccer Feud Between SJ and EPA

Supported by the local civil rights community, De-Bug's ACJP was able to raise the legal funds needed for a fourteen year old to fight a deportation order. The soccer tournament also turned out to be an epic sporting event that has redefined the concept of competition.

Family Bonds Triumph Over Life Sentence

Two pictures, one family. An image showing the power of how family bonds and voice can change the outcome of cases when someone is being wrongly prosecuted.

Birmingham's Women of Power

Earlier this year De-Bug had the opportunity to travel to the home of The Civil Rights Movement; Birmingham, Alabama and build with Birmingham's "Women of Power" an incredible group transforming lives in the South that is growing into a national network.  

Community Leader Elvira Zayas Released

A victory for family and loved ones who have fought and supported the release of Elvira Zayas for the last 3 weeks. Arrested on charges that were up to 10 years max, Zayas was released on Tuesday night at 9:30pm and reunited with family and community yesterday. Photos are taken by Elvira's older brother Alex Zayas and Jean Melesaine.

When A Community Leader Is Falsely Arrested

When San Francisco Police officers falsely arrested 19 year old Latina superstar Elvira Zayas, they didn't realize how much community would come in force in efforts to support her release. While the trial continues, so does the support from the community of artists, community leaders, and caring members who fight for her arrival home.

Sophisticated Stencils

Sophisticated Stencils is an urban arts intervention program for at-risk youth. It focuses on teaching youth the fundamentals of art through stencils and spray- paint.

Education Matters Most To Latino Voters This Election

"Immigration" may seem key to what will determine the Latino vote but Angela Clexton interviews Zelica Rodriguez-Deams, a community organizer for Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network(SIREN) who explains why education matters most.

School of Arts and Culture 2012 -2013 Request for Proposals

Proposals are now requested from teaching artists and arts and education organizations interested in offering classes during the 2012 – 2013 academic year. Classes will be offered in 3 10-week sessions. Deadline approaches!

USA VS Mexico On and Off the Field

A single day of watching Spanish television channels showed the ever evolving, and even competing, relationship between Mexico and the US through the lens of sports and politics.

San Jose’s Second Gang War Has Begun

Enrique Flores, Director of the Corazon Project, gives historical context to the current tide of violence on San Jose streets. The Corazon Project is an effort to engage youth to help stop violence in the community.
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