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 ‘Climate change is biggest challenge of lifetime’


‘Climate change is biggest challenge of lifetime’
UC Irvine undergraduates Tristan Lanza and Enrique Uribe have been catching the bus regularly from the college’s campus down to Newport Beach to knock on doors. Lanza, 21, noticed the first time they neared the coast right where flooding would likely begin. Back in UCI’s Engineering Tower, gradua....

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 Organizing to protect migrants in México

Organizing to protect migrants in México
“Nosotros decidimos entre todos hacer una caminata hasta Palenque.”/“All of us, together, have decided to walk to Palenque.” Approximately 50 miles separate Tenosique, Tabasco, from Palenque, Chiapas. By the end, the walk that started in Tenosique ended up all the way in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, on t....

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 ‘I was not the first, I won’t be the last’

‘I was not the first, I won’t be the last’
From the moment I woke up, I realized there was something unusual about the morning. The sun wasn’t out, the birds weren’t singing, and instead of the school bus my dad would be taking me to school. I soon realized why that bus hadn’t come: walking to school my dad and I passed two white sheets ....

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 Shift to high-tech jobs leaves Latinos behind

Shift to high-tech jobs leaves Latinos behind
Job numbers are bouncing back to 2008 levels, but the recovery isn’t being felt evenly by everyone. While new jobs are being added to the rolls, many occupations remain in decline, leaving those with a high school degree or less struggling in the job market. According to Erin Currier, director of....

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Calling for an end of parental deportations
Faith leaders, community members, and immigrant allies from Colorado held a press conference this week to announce the official kick-off of the "Keep Families Together: A People's Resolution" campaign. The campaign calls upon President Obama and Congress to immediately cease all deportations of pa....
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Common Core: Latino students outperform
In the last school day before Mother’s Day, 8-year-old Frankie Munthe was eager to share his interpretation of “Mother to Son,” with his classmates. He explained that it’s about “roadblocks,” referring to the poem’s first line: “Well, son, I’ll tell you. Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It....
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A shining star deserving of her twinkle
During this busy season of graduations and the sea of graduates that emerge, one exceptional graduate has managed to shine brighter than the rest. Sade Dickson, a recent honors graduate of Colorado’s La Academia private school, a component of the Denver Inner City Parish, has proven to be a stun....
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Falling short on DACA eligibility requirements
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced last week that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be allowed to renew their deferrals for an additional period of two years. Advocates indicate there are millions of undocumented residents, however, who fal....
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The drive for LGBT equality and acceptance
One Colorado continues to push forward and lead on several successful issues for the LGBT community. The organization acquired a new Executive Director, Dave Montez, who took on the position in February of this year. Through work on marriage equality and affordable healthcare, One Colorado’s addit....
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Immigrant children traveling alone to US increases
On a recent day in March, Luis (name changed), a 17-year-old Guatemalan, arrived in the migrant shelter Hermanos en el Camino (Brothers and Sisters on the Road), in Ixtepec, Oaxaca. Standing just over 5 feet tall, he pulled his conductor hat low over his forehead and stared at the floor as he re-c....
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FloCrit’s Miles for Moms raises over $40,000
Denver’s Florence Crittenton Services celebrated the success of their 10th Annual Miles for Moms event and raised more than $40,000. Miles for Moms is an annual, family event that raises funds for the teen mothers of Florence Crittenton Services. The number of teams and total sponsorship reven....
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Latino college enrollment up, but not by enough
Recent data show that nationwide Latino and Chicano college admissions are on the rise, with Hispanic figures now outpacing white enrollment at some schools. But Latino education experts say the numbers are not high enough. Patricia Gandara, research professor and co-director of The Civil Rights ....
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Environmental justice: Racism in the air
For decades, the environmental justice movement has insisted that pollution is just another form of racism. Now, a University of Minnesota study is conclusively confirming this painful reality. The report found that, more than any other, race is the determining factor in the levels of pollution t....
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Cowboy and Indian Alliance protest Keystone XL Pipeline
Thousands of people joined the farmers, ranchers, and tribal leaders of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance for a ceremonial procession along the National Mall to protest the Keystone XL pipeline on April 26th. The procession was the largest event yet of the five-day “Reject and Protect” encampment. “....
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Why immigration reform means more tax revenues
Last year, the Senate passed the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, or S. 744, which the Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, found would have significant fiscal and economic benefits for the nation. Yet since its passage, the House of Representati....
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