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Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers: Winter of Discontent
December 6, 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the teacher’s union contract campaign for a decent raise on our salary schedule and the removal of a cap on our health and welfare benefits....
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:49PM
BCR, Identity Europa rallying tonight at Sproul Plaza
Berkeley College Republicans and Identity Europa are holding a rally 6:30PM tonight at UC Berkeley campus, using Kate Steinle's death as a prop to push their agenda....
Posted: Thu Dec 7, 2017 11:46AM
Homelessness and Mental Illness within Sonoma County
Our research teams decided to look into the homeless mentally ill within Sonoma County. Specifically, the resources and programs that are avaliable to this vulnerable population....
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 7:51PM
Social Justice and Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University
Our research team aimed to dissect the term social justice and simplify its complex meaning. We did so by collecting data from interviews and surveys. The answers to our interview questions represent the complexity of this topic....
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 2:08PM
IYSSE mounts campaign against UC Berkeley police censorship
In response to claims that new policies at UC Berkeley have made "free speech available to only those that the police deem safe or those wealthy enough to pay for it,” the university said it would modify its policy to make it less onerous. The fundamental thrust of the policy remains unchanged, however. Student groups can still be required to pay the police if they wish to hold a meeting....
Posted: Fri Dec 1, 2017 10:53PM
Are the Mentally Ill Homeless Falling through the Cracks of Society?
Did an investigative research project for Sonoma State University’s Investigative sociology class. Our topic was the social problem of homelessness. However, we mainly focused on a specific group of the homeless community; those who suffer from mental illness. The mentally ill homeless seem to have fallen through the cracks of society. We looked for a possible resolution to issue of mental health among the homeless population, and looked into what is already available....
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:34AM
DACA in the shadows
The article will focus on the effects and problems 3,000 DACA recipients face in Sonoma County. Unfortunately, today DACA isn't getting enough recognition from the media nor is receving government action....
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:14PM
Personal Op-Ed Report on Social Justice
Research at Sonoma State University about the believe of Social Justice....
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:15PM
Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University
Social Justice has had a negative connotation in the media lately, it is seen as something that goes against traditional beliefs. In reality, social justice is a movement that allows people to stand up for those who don’t have a voice, those who have been structurally and racially disempowered in today’s world. It is important to be able to fight for our rights and against social injustices such as police brutality, socioeconomic status, and health disparities....
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:23PM
Hundreds Demand Stop The School Cuts At OUSD: OEA Teachers, Parents & Students Rally
Hundreds of teachers, students and parents rallied to protest the multi-million dollar cuts that the Oakland Unified School District is ordering to deal with the financial crisis. At the same time they are approving more charters costing millions of dollars from public tax funds and the city is spending millions of dollars for more police and militarization of the schools in poor communities....
Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:29AM
Sonoma State University: Economic Inequality, Gender Bias, Racism, Police Brutality, and LGBTQ Discrimination
Social Justice Issues have been sought out throughout the Sonoma State University to figure out how it is that they effect the way our students and professors go about on campus. The following Op-Ed indicates major points that will be part of the final research paper....
Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:03PM
Expanding Kwanzaa in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America"
Kwanzaa, first fruits of the harvest, provides us a renewed focus and opportunity to expand Pan African Agriculture opportunity in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" showcasing Pan African Cuisine throughout the Greater Sacramento Region....
Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:14PM
Protest Budget Cuts to Oakland Schools at OUSD School Board Meeting
La Escuelita School auditorium, on 1050 2nd Ave., (near E. 10th St)....
Event Date: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:30PM
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:48PM
2017 California State Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration
California State Capitol Lst Entrance and 4th Floor Room 4203...
Event Date: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:03PM
Stop Rocketship Charter In WCCSD: Hundreds Oppose Charters And Union Busting
Hundreds of UTR teachers, students and parents demanded that a proposed Rocketship charter school not be approved and also that teachers receive a wage increase that will allow them to continue to live in the East Bay....
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:21PM
2017 California State Capitol Kwanzaa "First Fruits of the Harvest"
Today, California Agriculture leaders are poised to embrace Kwanzaa as part of a new paradigm to quantify and qualify equity and equal opportunity throughout California Food and Agriculture industries in the Great State of California and globally....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 12:19AM
Privatization of Laney and CCSF and "The Fight For 52 cent" On 1934 Minneapolis Gen Strike
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek radio looks at the privatization grab of Laney College land by the A's owner John J. Fisher who also is a major union buster and privatizer pushing the K.I.P.P. and the Rocketship charter schools. He wants part of Laney college for a new A's stadium. WorkWeek also looks at the land grab by capitalist developers and SF mayor Ed Lee who wants to turn over public land next to CCSF for developers that would threaten the college and lead to more problems for the working cla...
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 11:47AM
One of California's Largest School Boards Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day
Richmond, CA - The West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education voted at there meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day. The five member board voted unanimously to make each second Tuesday of October officially Indigenous Peoples' Day....
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:39AM
New club procedures at UC Berkeley give police effective veto power over campus events
In an attack on free speech, a new policy at the University of California, Berkeley effectively gives campus police power to censor organizations by charging them money to hold controversial political events on campus. The policy is currently undergoing public review, but no one, not even the Berkeley campus paper, the Daily Cal, has reported on it, nor has any group organized a meeting on the topic. This may in part be an expression of the fact that it is now almost impossible to organiz...
Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:06AM
Behind Every Fascist, A Liberal: Report From Students At UC Berkeley
The safety and dignity of marginalized folx is not guaranteed by the university and will not be given through negotiation; they will only be demanded and taken through collective direct action....
Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:03PM