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Congresswoman Judy Chu San Gabriel National Recreation Area FAQs Health and Environmental Justice

Congresswoman Judy Chu has posted the following FAQs on her website. Why do we need a national recreation area to protect the San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains area? San Gabriel Mountains – The San Gabriel Mountains are visited by over […]

I Am an Immigrant

English/ Español KCET > SoCal > Departures > Land of Sunshine > Green Justice > I Am an Immigrant I Am an Immigrant by Robert García Pope Francis in his first official trip outside Rome drew attention to the humanitarian problem of immigration and criticized the “globalization of indifference” to the […]

Today in History: President Johnson Signed Civil Rights Act of 1964

On July 2, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Some of its provisions: 1) Barred unequal application of voter registration requirements, which set the stage for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 2) Outlawed […]

On the Anniversary of Fred Korematsu’s Arrest: A Reminder of the Battle for Equal Justice

By Andrew Contreiras UC Irvine School of Law 2015 Legal Intern, The City Project Fred Korematsu was twenty-two years old when the Japanese military struck Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Mr. Korematsu lived in the Oakland area. After being […]

Washington Post on Diversity, Equal Justice, and Mainstream Enviros City Project Quoted

Darryl Fears reports in the Washington Post: [T]he level of diversity, both in leadership and staff, of [mainstream environmental] groups . . . is more like that of the Republican Party they so often criticize for its positions on the […]

146 National Groups Outline Priorities on Budget in Letter to President Obama

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following news release: As our nation approaches the so-called “fiscal cliff,” 146 national organizations [including The City Project] are calling on President Obama and Congress to work together to prioritize […]

AP Poll Majority of US Express Negative View Of Blacks, Hispanics. Experts not Surprised.

“Experts on race said they were not surprised by the findings.” By Associated Press October 27, 2012 WASHINGTON — Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press […]

UFW Sues State of California for Systematic Failure to Enforce Heat Regulations

President Obama honored César E. Chávez and all people committed to social justice by dedicating the César E. Chávez National Monument in Keene, California, on October 8, 2012. Read the KCET Departures article Our World is a Better Place Because Cesar […]

SPARC Celebrates 35 Years of Social Movements

KCET SoCal > Departures > Land of Sunshine > Writing on the Wall > SPARC Celebrates 35 Years of Social Movements by Ed Fuentes There they were. SPARC’s Judith Baca and Debra Padilla walking up Broadway during the 2006 Walk-Out, joining the protest to proposed immigration laws. It was […]

Our World is a Better Place Because César Chávez Decided to Change It

KCET SoCal > Departures > Land of Sunshine > Green Justice > Our World is a Better Place Because César Chávez Decided to Change It by Robert Garcia “Our world is a better place because César Chávez decided to change it.” — President Barack Obama at César E. Chávez […]