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Category: Health

A Letter to Young Folks About Voting This November

From a recent conversation where young people where either too young to vote and following the election to a newly registered voter uncertain of whether to vote or not, Diane Solomon was inspired to reach out with a letter to young folks about their impact on the future of California at the voting booth.

Photos: San Jose in Solidarity with Standing Rock

On Tuesday, rallies were held across the country to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock, where more than 100 tribes and supporters are fighting the Dakota Access pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation is south of what would be the oil pipeline's path and the pipeline is an environmental and cultural threat.

Pop Up Editorial at Teatro Visión's Macario Rehearsal

De-Bug joined Teatro Vision's first rehearsal of the 4th annual production of Macario, a Day of the Dead tradition based on B. Traven's novel of a poor woodcutter who dreams of a day without hunger and is caught at a crossroads when his dream finally comes true. The play is also an opportunity to highlight food justice and the organizations in the area who are working to end hunger.

Origami Mamí - Making Paper Cranes to Relieve Anxiety

She was diagnosed with Clinical Depression and General Anxiety Disorder in 2012. To relieve symptoms of the anxiety she started to keep her hands busy with what she had available; the result is the tiniest of arts: origami minis. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, General Anxiety Disorder affects 6.8 million adults in the US, women are twice as likely to be affected as men, and nearly half of the people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

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.

We are San Jose and We Deserve Real Rent Control

Next Tuesday the San Jose city council will decide on strengthening protections for renters, including the annual allowable increase for rent controlled buildings. Hear from renters who have faced eviction, some living in unsafe conditions and on top of that still given unchecked rent increases that far exceed any wage increases.

Using Cosplay to Get Through Anxiety

In the world of Cosplay short for "costume play", twenty-year-old Karina Perez found real relief from her anxiety, dressing up as fictional characters and becoming part of an open and loving community of cosplayers.

San Jose Joins National Pink Out Day After Republicans Push to Defund Planned Parenthood

With the House of Representatives pushing to defund Planned Parenthood, a national non-profit organization that provides health services and is used by close to 3 million Americans, San Jose residents joined the first-ever national Pink Out Day to support Planned Parenthood and reproductive freedom. Check out what folks had to say from the rally in front of a local Planned Parenthood clinic.

Giselle Ayala 3rd Fight With Cancer Fund

Team Giselle consists of a large group of Giselle's friends who have banded together to help in her battle with cancer. Through this page and other offline benefit events we will attempt to ease her financial burden as much as possible. That way she can focus 100% on her recovery and finally kick Cancer's ass for good.

Feeding Forward: Keeping Hunger at Bay

Feeding Forward harnesses the power of technology to connect those with surplus food to feed those in need, instantly. Indiegogo
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