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Category: Human Rights

Obama Boulevard and MLK Boulevard Celebration and Resistance!

City Project Intern Alex Ruppert reports: The community celebrated the unveiling of the new street sign renaming Rodeo Road for President Barack Obama Blvd. at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. The day long event featured live music, food, […]

Intersection of Obama & MLK Boulevards is a symbol of hope & resistance – L.A. Times

Few would dispute the significance of the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood in the history of L.A. race relations. It’s where Tom Bradley, Los Angeles’s first black mayor, once had to enlist white “dummy buyers” to purchase a home. For decades, discriminatory practices, […]

Celebrate Chicano Park Earth Justice Day Super Bloom California Poppies #EarthDay

Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve State Park – a project of the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund Chicano Park was founded April 22, 1970 — the same as Earth Day. Photo gallery CC BY NC SA The City Project […]

Hate Crimes, White Nationalism, and White Supremacy House Judiciary Committee Eva Patterson Equal Justice Society

I am President of the Equal Justice Society located in Oakland California.  Our mission is to transform the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. . . . I come in peace. . . . Fast […]

Retelling the Story of Native American Culture at the Museum of Natural History – Who’s History? NY Times

We applaud the Museum of Natural History in New York City for creating a public dialogue about the colonization of indigenous people and retelling their stories from contact to the present. The Museum includes a 1939 exhibit about Native American […]

María del Carmen Tun Cho, mujer Guatemalteca Maya, completó el maratón de Los Ángeles por los derechos de las mujeres

María del Carmen Tun Cho, mujer Guatemalteca Maya, completó el maratón de Los Ángeles en su ropa indígena. “Lo hice por representar a las mujeres mayas de Guatemala,” comentó Doña María. “Basta ya de violencia, discriminación y violación de los derechos […]

Luisa Moreno, Guatemalan Immigrant, Labor Activist, Feminist Pioneer, Poet, before UFW, Deported by US #StanfordLatinoSummit

Luisa Moreno, born Blanca Rosa López Rodríguez in Guatemala City in 1907, moved to the US in 1928. A journalist and poet, she became a leader and organizer for immigrants, laborers, work place reform, and women’s rights. She laid the […]

LIfeguards Green Santa Monica Bay Celebrating Immigrants who Fought Bigotry Batalón de San Patricio #NoBorderWall English / Español

English / Español Lifeguards celebrate San Patricio off Santa Mónica Pier, one of the most diverse beaches in California. Salvavidas celebran San Patricio en el muelle de Santa Mónica, una de las playas más diversas en California. While the St. […]

Abolish the Death Penalty as Fundamentally Wrong Morally, Legally, Inefficient and Unnecessary Gov. Newsom NY Times Editorial

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced Wednesday that no executions will occur on his watch, granting temporary reprieves to all 737 inmates on the state’s death row. . . . “I do not believe that a civilized society can claim to be […]

GreenLatinos presenta demanda contra declaración discriminatoria de emergencia nacional. Sin emergencia, no hay muro.

English. GreenLatinos presentó una demanda contra la declaración de emergencia nacional discriminatoria en la corte federal el 14 de marzo de 2019. Earthjustice representa a GreenLatinos, así como a otros grupos e individuos en comunidades fronterizas. “Rechazamos la crisis nacional […]