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Latinos Coming Together for La Raza

Latinos Coming Together for La Raza

April 16, 2014: A large number of members from the Latino Greek Council (LGC) attended the General Body meeting of MEChA de UCLA today in order to voice their concern regarding their underrepresentation in their Annual Raza Day. Raza Day is an opportunity for admitted Latinos to start to get involved and be aware of all of the organizations that ...

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A seminar with Dr. Noam Chomsky, “Father of Modern Linguistics”

A seminar with Dr. Noam Chomsky, “Father of Modern Linguistics”

On Friday, March 14th at UCLA’s Neuroscience Research Building a large audience warmly received Dr. Noam Chomsky. IMED Seminars hosts a series of seminars, bringing prominent people from academic, science, and political spheres. On March 14th, they brought the MIT professor known as the “Father of Modern Linguistics,” a political dissident commentator, and a social activist. He begun to talk about ...

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Escribiendo pa’ La Gente desde 1971

Escribiendo pa’ La Gente desde 1971

On January 17, 2014, three members of La Gente’s original staff came to speak to the current staff members. Sam Paz, Josie Alavarez, and Laura “Woody” Rangel spoke of the past struggles and accomplishments of La Gente’s inception. Due to a lack of outlets for Latin@ sensitive articles, student activists created their own Latin@ newspaper, La Gente, in February of ...

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Sundance 2014 in images

Sundance 2014 in images

  Gentista Oscar Magallanes attended the first few days of the Sundance Film Festival. He captured his experiences with iPhone images, one of which was watching “Cesar’s Last Fast,” which captures moments from Cesar Chavez’s 36-day water-only hunger strike. Another was watching “Concerning Violence,” narrated by singer Lauryn Hill, which looks at the African liberation struggles of the 60s and ...

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National Immigrant Youth Alliance and the Dreamer9

National Immigrant Youth Alliance and the Dreamer9

The National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) is a national community organization led by undocumented youth who seek to create equality for all immigrants regardless of their undocumented status. NIYA’s most recent campaign happened this past summer where nine undocumented students who had voluntarily left the country or had been deported to Mexico, attempted to cross the U.S. border through Nogales, Mexico. ...

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Cesar Chavez at UCLA, 1971

Cesar Chavez at UCLA, 1971

On October 1971, La Gente covered Cesar Chavez’s visit to UCLA where he condemned a proposition that would have taken away farm workers’ rights to strike and he also encouraged the boycott of lettuce. Taken from La Gente’s archive.    

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Support for hunger strikers at Corcoran prison

Support for hunger strikers at Corcoran prison

Saturday July 13th I was at Corcoran State Prison, participating in a California statewide mobilization to support the ongoing prisoner hunger strike, which began July 8th with about 30,000 prisoners statewide refusing meals. This strike is to ultimately influence Governor Jerry Brown and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to improve California prison conditions. A petition has circulated ...

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El Jardinero

El Jardinero

Poet Julia Alvarez writes that she is more of whom she is when she expresses herself on paper. And with that, I can relate. Seemingly, life is practice and motivation for my work of writing, where I effectively express the real me. And I owe my creative influence to the story of my Abuelito, whose work with his hands has ...

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Practice, Practice, Practice…

Practice, Practice, Practice…

Practices have been packed, tryouts have been exciting, and song selections have been handed out. From now on all practices are mandatory! We have to be there everyday of the week, as we now work in smaller groups. ROYCE MODE is in full action. And, I suspect that some of the first year dancers will realize what we all mean ...

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UC Patient Care Workers Strike for Safe Staffing and Respect on the Job

UC Patient Care Workers Strike for Safe Staffing and Respect on the Job

Article by Tlaloc Vasquez The strike is set to go from 4am Tuesday until 4am Thursday in front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The strike is a last resort for UC Patient Care workers after negotiations with the University of California (UC) failed to produce a contract that both sides could agree on. UC Patient Care Workers strike for ...

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