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Medio Social — Estudiante sobrevive cruel encierro

Marlene García hoy tiene esperanza de un bueno futuro en ese país. Photo credit: Joe Kendall
Sandra Galindo 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 no va de acuerdo con lo que ha vivido a su edad....

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¿Debemos ganar $15 en SD?

La campaña exige que trabadores reciban un sueldo que les permita salir de la pobreza. Imagen de Facebook
Sandra Galindo 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 en desacuerdo. El obviamente no gana $8 dólares...

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Medio Social — No se rindan en obtener la ciudadania

Medio Social -- No se rindan en obtener la ciudadania
Sandra Galindo 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 lo que he percibido caminando las calles por tres...

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Agentes bajo la lupa

Jefe de de la Patrulla Fronteriza anuncia politicias laborales. Photo credit: Sandra  Galindo
Sandra Galindo 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 nuestro nuevo compañero de clase cuando...

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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...

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The Hardest Fight

Model Gerson Perez. Photo credit: Juan Carlos Siezar.
Sandra Galindo December 11, 2013

In Latino communities, when we hear about AB 540 students, we immediately think about tenacity, struggle, perseverance, capacity, constant challenges; but also impotence. These students are also known...

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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 drink. Farmers and workers around the world are...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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