07 March 2012
Resistencia is a documentary sharing the story of Hondurans today, the atrocities and injustices they have been facing since the coup of July 2009. Houses, schools, and churches have been burned and destroyed. Hundreds of campesinos (farmers) and community organizers have been assassinated, as corporation and political elites take control over the land in Aguan Valley. Watch the trailer below to learn about how the people are fighting back!
12 February 2012
11 February 2012
The fight continues for the Ethnic Studies program in Arizona. Join thousands of teachers and activists around the world in solidarity to "save our stories." Download curriculum, fliers, videos, and pledge your support!
The fight for the DREAM Act continues. www.dreamact.info will keep you informed with the latest information and resources.
http://www.dreamactivist.org/ is another great site that will keep you informed and help you get involved in the fight.
New rule proposed that would make it easier for immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens to apply for legal status.
Legislation that addresses the claim that thousands of undocumented immigrants voted last year in Colorado.
With the DREAM Act still in the works, many states have taken the fight upon themselves. Read about what is going on in Florida:
Kansas business owners ask legislators to start program to give undocumented immigrants hard-to-fill jobs.
English as the official language? Read about what is going on in border cities now:
The Chicano Studies program in Arizona has been under attack for the past few years. This article explains how the youth have fought back, and have pursued their education in spite of the district's rulings and attacks.
A flowchart that makes an extremely complicated issue a little more clear. Reason.org shows the breakdown of our broken immigration system.
Drop the i-Word is a campaign to stop using the word "illegal" to describe the documentation status of immigrants. People cannot be illegal. Pledge your support, get resources, and join in the campaign.
A new idea of one of the Republican presidential candidate hopefuls.
Howard Zinn was an activist, educator, and one of the most influential thinkers in this time. The Zinn Education Project is a fabulous resource that complies lesson plans and curriculum to teach multicultural and politically conscious lessons.
10 February 2012
The Immigration Policy Center (http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/) works to research the issues surrounding immigration policy in the United States. There are many excellent resources on their site. The link below is a fact sheet of "The New Americans in Minnesota."