The delegates of the California League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization in the nation, passed the attached resolution to keep California State Parks open for all. The Delegates of California LULAC assembled at the 64th Annual State Convention resolve as follows: RESOLVED, (1) Gov. Jerry Brown, [...]
Monthly Archive: June, 2011
Download the flyer with details about workshops including dates and places in English and Spanish.
The City Project presents the policy report Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity for Ventura County, to promote equal access to parks and recreation and a quality education including physical education for all.
The City Project (El Proyecto del Pueblo) presenta su reporte sobre política pública titulado Parques, Escuelas y Comunidades Saludables: Acceso Verde y Equidad en el Condado de Ventura, a través del cual busca promover que todos sus habitantes tengan acceso equitativo a los parques y otras actividades recreativas
From June 3 to June 13, 1943, servicemen stationed at the Chavez Ravine naval station randomly beat up young Mexican American and Black men throughout Los Angeles. The sailors brutalized their victims and left them lying in the streets; police and sheriffs then arrested victims instead of their attackers. Zoot Suit Riots Great Wall of [...]
The New York Times reports on the front page: As the summer season gets under way, budget-strapped state parks across the country are pursuing creative and sometimes controversial solutions simply to stay open. Many are imposing steep new fees, leaning ever more heavily on volunteers and, in one ominous effort to raise money, even pushing [...]
New York Times June 3, 2011 Ghosts of Guatemala’s Past By STEPHEN SCHLESINGER IN 1954, the American government committed one of the most reprehensible acts in its history when it authorized the C.I.A. to overthrow the democratically elected leader of Guatemala, President Jacobo Arbenz. It did so secretly but later rationalized the coup on the [...]
Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, Black Panther leader who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, dies at 63 in TanzaniaFriday, June 3rd, 2011
“I represented Geronimo with Johnnie Cochran, Stuart Hanlon and others to release Geronimo from prison after 27 years for a murder he did not commit. The California Court of Appeal upheld the reversal of his wrongful conviction, finding ‘no merit’ in the prosecution’s arguments. Geronimo could have been released many years earlier if he had expressed remorse before the parole board, but he refused to apologize for a crime he did not commit. He was at peace with himself and with the world after leaving prison. Geronimo was the strongest man, psychologically and physically, I have ever known. I became a lawyer to represent people like him. Stay strong, Geronimo.” Robert Garcia, Executive Director and Counsel, The City Project.