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Category: Everyday Heroes

Rodrigo Tot Guatemala Maya Q’eqchi Goldman Prize Human Rights & Environmental Justice Activist

En español . . . An indigenous leader in Guatemala’s Agua Caliente, Rodrigo Tot led his community to a landmark court decision that ordered the government to issue land titles to the Q’eqchi people and kept environmentally destructive nickel mining […]

Why is this park here? Community Agitation Grand Opening LA State Historic Park Cornfield April 22, 2017 10 am #EarthDay #EarthJusticeDay

“This brought tears to my eyes. I spent the first 10 years of my career representing community groups and building diverse coalitions, filing lawsuits, speaking at public hearings, advocating passionately, and working behind the scenes during political negotiations to make […]

Field of Dreams: The Cornfield Throughout Los Angeles History KCET

Grand Opening Robert Garcia of The City Project . . . organized a civil rights challenge under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits racial or ethnic discrimination in federally funded programs. They filed this complaint with HUD, […]

Keeping the DREAM Alive – Hammer Museum 4/26

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 || 7:30PM Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Click here to learn more about “Keeping the DREAM Alive” at the Hammer Museum. […]

William Coleman Civil Rights Giant

I had the honor to work or meet with members of the LDF team who won Brown v Board of Education in the US Supreme Court. William Coleman. Jack Greenberg. Constance Baker Marshall. Robert Carter. Giants who walked the earth […]

“Our world is a better place because César Chávez decided to change it.”

César Chávez is a civil rights, human rights, education, health, environmental justice, labor, and farm worker leader – facts too often forgotten or diminished. President Barack Obama at César E. Chávez National Monument dedication 2012. Photo by Sam Garcia age 16. […]

AG Xavier Becerra Defending CA’s People, Health, Environment, Justice & Jobs

Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke on protecting people against federal cutbacks at the ABA meeting in Los Angeles March 30. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and The City Project speak March 31. […]

GreenLatinos Cafecito Mark Magaña & Robert García. #Solidarity. #Resist.

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Career federal employees a power center in this administration FiveThirtyEight

The Bureaucrats Members: The 1.8 million workers at federal agencies, according to data from the federal Office of Personnel Management Federal employees are often associated with Washington, D.C, which is about 48 percent black and where Hillary Clinton won about […]

Trail Posse A Monumental Plan with Accountability Standards, Data, Outcomes, and Implementation

If you think a national monument designation is the end of a long, tortured road, you have another thing coming. It is just a milestone in a process that breathes meaning and access into a site, as George Sánchez-Tello explains […]