on Wednesday, August, 15th, 2018 in Newsroom.
Voces de la Frontera, a local immigrant rights advocacy group, supported Lucas in the race and recently clashed with Schmidt on such controversial issues as jail deaths under former Clarke, while Schmidt was second in command though not the top jail administrator, and enforcement of federal immigration laws. Voces representatives last week said Schmidt bears responsibility for deaths Read more…
on Thursday, June, 14th, 2018 in Newsroom.
Chicago Teachers Union joined forces with representatives from: Good Kids, Mad City and the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Action Now; the Pilsen Alliance. “Schools are being closed. … We’re being pushed out of our homes. Ten thousand Latino families pushed out of Pilsen. Twenty thousand families pushed out of Logan Square. You’ve got 250,000 black Read more…
on Monday, June, 11th, 2018 in Newsroom.
In Wisconsin communities where immigrants power the economy, Voces de la Frontera fights deportation and racial profiling with low-key negotiations and grassroots clout. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE
on Friday, June, 1st, 2018 in Newsroom.
Dozens of civil rights organizations are asking U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to clarify her recent contention that schools can decide whether or not to report undocumented students to immigration authorities. Those comments came during a wide-ranging House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing last week. Rep. Adriano D. Espaillat Cabral, D-N.Y., asked if teachers Read more…
on Sunday, May, 20th, 2018 in Newsroom.
Charlene Carruthers, the national director at Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization focused on “creating justice and freedom for all Black people,” tweeted, “Gosh. This is amazing. And I’m not being sarcastic. I have to be honest and say that I’m a bit taken aback (and a bit hurt) that those of us who Read more…
on Saturday, May, 19th, 2018 in Newsroom.
Rodriguez is a part of the organizing group Youth United for Change. Last summer and into the fall, YUC did some surveying of its own: administering hundreds of health questionnaires across high schools and asking classmates what they most want to see improved. Because mental health services ranked among the priorities — along with school Read more…
on Friday, May, 18th, 2018 in Newsroom.
Representatives for Padres y Jovenes Unidos, a nonprofit that advocates for racial justice in schools, said the police would have handled the situation differently if the majority of the students were white. Click Here For Full Article
on Wednesday, May, 16th, 2018 in Newsroom.
The New York Immigration Coalition filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York to compel ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to disclose information regarding Operation Matador. ICE denied a previous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. CLICK HERE FOR THE REPORT AND THE COMPLAINT
on Sunday, May, 13th, 2018 in Newsroom.
Youth organizing is more than kids meeting a few times and talking about things they don’t like. It’s calculated and structured. It’s planning and planning until you think you have everything down to a T, just to realize that there’s more to do. It’s collaborating with people all across your city, and keeping the connection Read more…
on Thursday, May, 10th, 2018 in Newsroom.
Born in Humboldt Park, Ramírez still lives in the block where she grew up, literally next to her mother’s house. She worked in Logan Square for years as executive director of the Center for Changing Lives and most recently as president of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association. Click Here for Full Article