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In 1965, a movement started brewing in the southern Central Valley. Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta empowered Latino and Filipino farm workers to strike for better wages and humane working conditions.
En 1965, un movimiento comenzó en el sur del Valle Central. César Chávez y Dolores Huerta apoderaron a Latino y Filipino trabajadores del campo a luchar por mejores salarios y condiciones de trabajo humanas.
The Geography Program is gearing up for their annual GIS (geographic information systems) Day. The theme this year is Geography Meets Humanities: A Focus on Social Justice.
Yosimar Reyes, well known undocumented poet, writer and comedian shared his wisdom and educated Stan State students on what it really means to be undocumented.
Slacktivism is a new term, which is the idea that you are creating and participating in political change, but in reality you are just endorsing a movement on social media. This can occur by posting about an action on social media, but not attending said action or increasingly, advocating abo…
Modesto Junior College (MJC) hosted their second annual Viva la Mujer Que Lucha event, which highlights powerful women of color actively working to change the Central Valley.
Clubs, organizations and local artists tabled their work at the ninth annual Latino Comics Expo. For the first time ever, the Expo was chosen to be held at Modesto Junior College (MJC).
The Chicanx Latinx Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA) teamed up with the Stanislaus Family Justice Center to bring awareness to Stan State's community regarding human trafficking.
The Department of Admissions and Outreach welcomed approximately 500 high school students to Stan State for the 14th annual Chicanx Latinx Youth Conference (CLYC).
The Ethnic Studies Department hosted their fourth annual Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) event at Stan State's Art Space in Downtown Turlock, which was recently reopened after a yearlong hiatus, last Thursday. Students and families were able to experience social injustice altars and liv…
During his years as an activist, Cesar Chavez adopted nonviolent means to bring light to the harsh conditions that many farmworkers lived through day-to-day during the 1960s.
In recent days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been on multiple raids throughout Northern California. Since California has claimed that it is a sanctuary state it has been under closer watch by the agency.
Nearly 23 years after her tragic death, Selena Quintanilla’s status as a pop culture icon and a heroine of the Latinx community is stronger than ever.
Organizations under Progressive Alliance, such as Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA), the Democratic Party Club and members of NextGen California, organized a march in Stan State's quad from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to remind members of Congress to advocate for a clean DREAM Act.
The topic of immigration has always been on the United States-Mexico agenda. American politicians have made it an effort to offer a comprehensive immigration reform that leads to citizenship but has failed to do so.
Having a job is essential to financially support a family in any country. Although some may have the privilege to financially support themselves in order to afford luxuries, others seek any sort of employment to simply make ends meet.
The Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) Club organized a three-day march with the hopes of advocating and pressuring Congress for a “clean DREAM Act” in order to help students who were recipients of former President Barack Obama’s executive order, the Deferred Action for Childho…
This past Thursday, the Ethnic Studies Department of California State University, Stanislaus (Stan State), held its 3rd annual Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, which was held in the Event Center.
Various politicians—Democrats and Republicans alike—are calling on Congress to pass the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, after President Donald Trump’s administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
The Day of the Dead in Mexico is a traditional celebration rooting as back as the pre-Columbian times. This celebration is about remembering and honoring the deaths of our loved ones, as well as a time to reflect on one’s life.
Faculty, students and administration of California State University, Stanislaus (Stan State) attended a presentation held by the Dreamers Summit to learn about resources for students who are considered AB540 or are under the newly rescinded program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA).
President Donald Trump has revoked the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Program with a six-month delay. DACA protected undocumented youth who came into the United States as children (aka “Dreamers”) from deportation. They were also given a work permit. This protection expires aft…
Early Tuesday, just as The Signal was going to press, President Donald Trump (by tweet) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the beginning of the end of the Obama executive action that protected immigrants brought here illegally as children, calling on Congress to enact legislation t…
Immigration policy was the topic of discussion at a meeting that was held by Matthew Lopez Phillips, the Dean of Students at California State University, Stanislaus (Stan State). He was accompanied by Janice Curtin, Interim Associate Vice President Communications and Public Affairs. They met…
A través de esta temporada de elecciones, hemos escuchado a Donald Trump ofender a la comunidad latina y a los indocumentados diciendo en un artículo para “Huffington Post,” “Cuando México manda a su gente… Están mandando a gente que tiene muchos problemas… Están trayendo drogas. Están traye…
Throughout this whole election season, we have heard Donald Trump bash on Latinos and undocumented Mexican immigrants saying on a Huffington Post article, “When Mexico sends its people… They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re…
“It should be talked about. It shouldn’t be something that you whisper under your breath. It’s scary in times of election because the next person can just take it away,” Jackie Hernandez (junior, Sociology), an undocumented student under DACA, said.
El club MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán) de la Universidad estatal de California, Stanislaus tuvo una celebración temprana este pasado miércoles para "el día del grito", o más bien el día de la independencia de México que oficialmente es celebrado el 16 de septiembre.
At California State University, Stanislaus (Stan State), the majority of the students consider themselves of Mexican descent, or other Spanish-speaking ethnic group. This group of students make up about 44 percent of the student population at Stan State. Also, 65 percent of the student popul…
On Feb. 22, Spanish professor Dr. Manuel Murrieta presented his newly-published book, "Poecrónica en las urbes," to his colleagues and students at California State University, Stanislaus (Stan State).