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Marlene García hoy tiene esperanza de un bueno futuro en ese país. Photo credit: Joe Kendall

Medio Social — Estudiante sobrevive cruel encierro

May 15, 2014

Cualquier persona que conozca a Marlene García por primera vez, no imagina qué hay detrás de esa tímida sonrisa. La serenidad que su cara refleja...

La campaña exige que trabadores reciban un sueldo que les permita salir de la pobreza. Imagen de Facebook

¿Debemos ganar $15 en SD?

April 15, 2014

“¿Quince dólares la hora el salario mínimo en San Diego? Olvídalo. Nunca se va a lograr”, me dijo el organizador de un sindicato, moviendo la cabeza...

Medio Social -- No se rindan en obtener la ciudadania

Medio Social — No se rindan en obtener la ciudadania

April 9, 2014

Pintan la ciudadanía como una oportunidad que te cambia la vida, pero para muchos inmigrantes de la clase trabajadora es una meta inalcanzable. Eso es ...

Jefe de de la Patrulla Fronteriza anuncia politicias laborales. Photo credit: Sandra  Galindo

Agentes bajo la lupa

April 7, 2014

“¿Qué sientes al parar a mi gente? ¿Qué sientes al saber que tienes el poder de frenar sus sueños?,” le pregunté a nue...

Minimum wage is not enough

Sandra Galindo

December 14, 2013

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King died fighting against the oppression of workers. He was working on The Poor People’s Campaign; a campaign demanding economic and human rights for all, regardless of race. To honor the anniversary of this fight, many events across the United States were held. But the reality is that the changes accomplished by Dr. King have not improved ...

Model Gerson Perez. Photo credit: Juan Carlos Siezar.

The Hardest Fight

December 11, 2013

In Latino communities, when we hear about AB 540 students, we immediately think about tenacity, struggle, perseverance, capacity, constant challenges; bu...

Fair Trade Coffee Vs. Free Trade Coffee

A worker tends to coffee plants at the Maya Vinic Cooperative in Acteal, Chiapas, Mexico in August 2011. Photo courtesy of David Schmidt.

Sandra Galindo

December 10, 2013

Many students perform the daily ritual of drinking a cup of coffee at our cafeteria; what we don’t know is what is behind that much needed, energizing...

Behind the political curtain

Sandra Galindo

November 13, 2013

Many people are angry about San Diego's special election on Nov. 19, not only because it’s expected to cost taxpayers nearly $5 million but because it’s a bitter reminder of Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation as a result of allegations of sexual harassment.But the special election was like music to the ears of low-income, part-time or unemployed workers because...

Social Medium

Jennifer Manalili and Sandra Galindo

September 17, 2013

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King died fighting against the oppression of workers. He was working on The Poor People’s Campaign, demanding economic and human rights for all, regardless of race.To honor the anniversary of this fight, many events across the United States took place recently, but the reality is Dr. King's accomplishments still haven't improved the lives o...

Barrio Logan: living in the shadows of success

Sandra Galindo

December 6, 2012

Inequality, that’s what I noticed while canvassing for votes at Barrio Logan during last election. Walking into some of its streets reminded me that segregation is still common, even when census data indicates that racial separation has diminished since the 60s. Barrio Logan, considered as one of the most diverse areas in the city of San Diego,is inhabited predominantly by Lati...

One man show brings Picasso to life

Sandra Galindo

December 4, 2012

City College faculty, staff and students had the opportunity to see Herbert Siguenza’s one man show: "A Weekend With Pablo Picasso" at Saville Theatre on Nov. 7. Siguenza, a Chicano-American artist known principally as a co-founder of the ground-breaking Latino comedy troupe, Culture Clash, plays the life of Picasso, the Spanish painter and one of the most influent...

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