Friday, October 18, 2019

President Obama to Announce the Establishment of the César Chávez National Monument

President Obama will travel to Keene, California on October 8th to announce the establishment of the César Chávez National Monument on the property known as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz. The location chosen is recognized worldwide for its historic link to civil rights leader César Chávez and the farm worker movement, and it is […]

Protesters in Neighboring California Stand with Arizona

As the Arizona state legislature pushed a measure to deny the children of undocumented immigrants automatic citizenship guaranteed to them under the 14th Amendment, activists in neighboring California took to the streets in a show of solidarity. The protest took place over the weekend in the predominantly Latino suburb of Pacoima, with more than 1,500 […]

Going Hungry for a DREAM

A number of students across the nation have gone hungry for more than 30 days in order to bring attention to the DREAM Act. Even the real danger of harming their health hasn’t deterred them and now they have even been joined by civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, a labor leader and co-founder of the […]

Comedy Central Host Stephen Colbert Testifies Before Congress

Stephen Colbert, the host of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” testified before Congress on Friday about his one-day stint as a farm worker during a hearing entitled “Protecting America’s Harvest,” which examined the role of immigrant labor in the US agricultural sector. Colbert joined Arturo S. Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers (UFW), before the […]