A story of resilience from California’s heart: the Central Valley. I had the opportunity of speaking with Latinos about what it’s like to be an immigrant in Trump’s America, and how the public airwaves are informing them of their rights.
Bay Area organizations move quickly to support DACA recipients
As Lily Woo, age 23, got off of her 12-hour flight from Korea, she felt relief to be back home in the Bay Area. Even though this was Woo’s first time visiting the birthplace she had left at age 3, she felt like she was returning from a foreign country. As she approached U.S. Customs, she noticed that the arriving group was being escorted to two different lines: U.S citizens and non-citizens/visitors.
As Oakland’s homelessness crisis worsens, city council to vote on shelter ordinance
Encampments in Oakland have become common due to the rising population of people who are homeless. Fred, age 61, who declined to state his last name, lives in an encampment on 6th Street and Webster Street underneath the freeway, where seven tents lie on a cold dirt floor.
Nancy O’Malley, Pamela Price debate for Alameda County’s top prosecutor’s seat
During a town hall meeting on Wednesday night at Merritt College, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and Pamela Price, who is running to replace her, presented their platforms on convicting juvenile offenders, racial socioeconomic disparities in the criminal justice system, and law enforcement accountability.
City council unanimously passes ordinance declaring a shelter crisis in Oakland
During Tuesday’s city council meeting, the council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance declaring a shelter crisis in Oakland and discussed next steps to put the ordinance into action.
Wanda Bonnell to retire, leaves behind legacy of Promise Scholars
Bonnell began with one foster student, and soon after, the program expanded the number of students in it, and caught the attention of many. Over the 10-year life period of the program, it has identified at least 60 students as Promise Scholars. In California there are 19 different campuses that have scholar programs, such as Guardians Scholars, Renaissance Scholars, and Promise Scholars.
Parties speak up regarding PACE
Dr. Susan Marshall remembers hearing rumors in regards to the “sunsetting” of the Program for Academic & Career Excellence (PACE). She could not get a clear answer on what was the faith of the grant that she had written five years ago. Being the last of the remaining voices of the original people at California State University, Stanislaus (Stan State) to write this grant, she felt compelled to voice the writers’ intentions of institutionalizing PACE.
PACE supporters attend Faculty Senate Meeting
The room was filled with eager students and supporting faculty who shared their experiences and asked what the future held for the program. Dr. Suzanne Espinoza, Vice President of Student Affairs, and Dr. James Strong, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, addressed their concerns to implement the best practices of PACE so that the whole university can benefit from them.
CFA rally in powerful numbers at CSU trustee meeting
An endless sea of red shirts covered the streets in Long Beach, CA on Nov. 17 as more than 1,000 California Faculty Association (CFA) members and allies marched to demand a 5 percent raise in their salaries.