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Category: Immigration

Let's DACAbout It: A Musician's Story

“Let’s DACAbout It” is a series of stories on how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has given individuals the opportunities to fulfill their dreams. In just days, the new president has vowed to repeal President Obama’s executive order that has granted relief from deportation to close to a million undocumented young people.

High School Students Respond to Racist Labels

Local San Jose High school students defy the racist labels the incoming President of the United States has used to describe the communities they are a part of.

Supporting Each Other in the Trump Era

With the rise in acts of hate, we have to turn to each other. In that spirit, we are literally asking friends how can we help each other feel supported in potentially harmful situations. Rich Gutierrez has started us off with an anonymous collection of responses. This will be a continuing series.

The Crushing Sense of Nobodiness

Part one of an essay by local artist Rich Gutierrez on the rejection of white supremacy throughout the nation's past, linking struggles not only at home but internationally and stepping up to resist again and again.

#MyMomMakesTheValley Hometown Book Launch

Bringing light to the dangerous and often unspoken toxic reality of the Silicon Valley through the personal reflections of what she lived while her mother worked in valley clean rooms - Janice Sapigao released her first book of poetry, microchips for millions, to a room full of family, friends and fans.

White People: To Be Silent Is To Consent

With Thanksgiving upon us, writer Andrew Bigelow is anticipating the opportunities young white folks will have to speak up and respond with accountability to the moment, when silence is consent to white supremacy.

San Jose High School Students Protest Trump

Hundreds of San Jose high school students walked out of schools days after Donald Trump won the presidential elections and gathered at city hall.

Q&A: UC President On Election Results, Enrollment and Future Funding

As the University of California prepares to welcome its most diverse class ever, UC President Janet Napolitano says there are a lot of questions about how Donald Trump's presidency will impact the university.

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

Here is what immigrant communities need to know in light of a Donald Trump victory, from advocates on a national press call organized by New America Media and Ready California, a coalition of nonprofits that serve immigrant communities. First published on New America Media.

Writing as a Mirror: Janice Sapigao on Her Upcoming Book, microchips for millions

Janice Sapigao is the daughter of Filipina/o immigrants. Preparing for the launch of her first book, microchips for millions, we sat down to find out more about the San Jose born poet, writer and educator and what's behind the poetry book that highlights the toxic work of Silicon Valley.
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