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Congresswoman Barbara Lee (center) and Dolores Huerta (third from right) recently honored Martin Luther  King Jr. Freedom Center students who participated in a voter registration drive in Central California.

Youth Report on Voter Registration Drive

Dolores Huerta, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and youth of the Martin Luther king Jr Freedom Center participated in a well-attended Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center report back of the center’s summer of voter engagement in [...]
Members of Alameda County United for Immigrant Rights introduced the resolution for due process to the Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday morning. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Community Demands Alameda County Cut Ties with Immigrant Deportation Agency A resolution introduced to the Board of Supervisors puts pressure on Sheriff Greg Ahern to stop cooperating with ICE

Immigrant rights activists introduced a resolution to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning, demanding that the county uphold due process for immigrants and undocumented residents who are arrested and sent to county jail.
Liliana Villalpado (left) and her family were sharing a two-bedroom home with another family of four before they found out that their landlord had skipped town and the house had been foreclosed on in 2014.

Two SF Families Being Evicted After Landlord Skips Town

Ten tenants living in a home in San Francisco’s Excelsior district are facing eviction and possible life on the streets after their landlord skipped town without telling them that her home had been foreclosed on [...]
Cruz Hernández y Pabla Lobos se sientan en su casa en Oakland, sosteniendo fotos de sus hijos en El Salvador. Todavía están en el proceso de reasentamiento de sus hijos a través del Comité Internacional de Rescate. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Programa de Inmigración permite a las familias de América Central traer a los menores en peligro a los EE.UU. International Rescue Committee da a las familias la oportunidad de reunirse a través de las fronteras

Cruz Hernández y su esposa Pabla Lobos no han visto a sus hijos desde que la pareja salió de El Salvador hace 16 años y se establecieron en Oakland.
Cruz Hernandez and Pabla Lobos sit in their home in Oakland, holding up photos of their sons in El Salvador. They are still in the process of resettling their sons through the International Rescue Committee. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Immigration Program Allows Central American Families to Bring Minors in Danger to the U.S. International Rescue Committee gives families the chance to reunite across borders

Cruz Hernandez and his wife Pabla Lobos haven’t seen their sons since the couple left El Salvador 16 years ago and resettled in Oakland.   “The truth is it’s really hard,” said Hernandez in an [...]
Miembros de la comunidad y organizadores del Movimiento de Trabajadores de Restaurantes del Área de la Bahía fuera de Calavera durante el Primer Viernes en Oakland. Foto cortesía
de Brooke Anderson Photography.

Cientos llaman al boicot de restaurante Calavera después de supuestos abusos laborales

Cientos de trabajadores de restaurantes y miembros de la comunidad están llamando a un boicot de Calavera, un restaurante mexicano situado en el centro de Oakland, después que varios trabajadores de cocina fueron despedidos de [...]
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Three SF State Student Films Screen at Cannes Film Festival

By Mary Kenny, SFSU Neww   Three short films by San Francisco State University cinema students were screened last week at the Court Métrage (Short Film Corner) of the prestigious 2016 Cannes Film Festival.