Social Justice

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Palestinian flags waved high and proud this weekend above the highway overpass near Walnut street in Turlock, as protesters showed solidarity with Palestine following the recent Israeli airstrike attacks against the Palestinians. 

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The Ethnic Studies Program at Stan State is hosting their Third Annual Race and Power Film Festival, starting this week and up until May 16th. The Ethnic Studies Program is working continuously to create social change in our community and beyond by advocating for underrepresented and margina…

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El Jueves pasado, el Warrior Cross Cultural Center y el Programa de Estudios Étnicos de Stan State acogieron el taller 'Perspectivos Criticales Sobre la Comunidad LGBT+ en Latinoamérica y El Caribe'. Este taller se centró en las perspectivas de LGBT + en Latinoamérica y el Caribe con activis…

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On Thursday afternoon, the Warrior Cross Cultural Center and the Ethnic Studies Department hosted the "Critical LGBT+ Perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean'' workshop. This workshop focused on LGBT+ perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean by featuring speakers who discussed…

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It’s been a little under a year since George Floyd was cruelly murdered, but justice was finally served on April 20, 2021. Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, was convicted on all charges in the murder of George Floyd. Today, we have created a timeline of the events that led to…

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This semester, the Stan State community has two virtual book clubs to choose from. The two clubs they are offering are the Social Justice Book Club and the UndocuBook Club. Each club focuses on different topics, so read along to figure out which book club is right for you!

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March marks the second installment of the Warrior Cross Culture Center’s collaborative book club! This month's feature is from Yesika Salgado, a Salvadorian, Los Angeles based poet. Hermosa is a short collection of poetry that focuses on the experiences of a woman of color. Salgado explores …

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Stan State alumna, Mi’Shaye Venerable is organizing a mural in downtown Sacramento in honor of her father, Donald Venerable, who was fatally shot six times by Sacramento Police on the night of February 9, 2001. Venerable is a dedicated social justice advocate and is committed to getting just…

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On February 26, 2021, Black Power Matters held their third annual public event: Black Power STILL Matters. They focused on how, now in 2021, Black power still matters even after the recent political change, COVID-19, and unremitting police brutality. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event wa…

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The fight to prosecute and convict Modesto Police Officer Joseph Lamantia has continued within the community. This weekend, a protest against police brutality took place on the corner of Hatch and Crows Landing in Modesto. The protesters calling for justice on behalf of Trevor Seever, Alonso…

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This spring, The Warrior Cross Cultural Center (WCCC) collaborates with the Stan State Library, The Undocumented Student Services and Dr. Dana Nakano in their launch of the Social Justice Book Club. They invite all interested bodies to join their monthly delve into human rights centered lite…

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On Monday, February 15 from 2-3 p.m. PST, Stan State’s Dr. Aletha M. Harven, associate professor for Department of Psychology and Child Development, is hosting the next installment of her Transformative Conversations series, “Acknowledging America’s Past Atrocities.”

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A crowd of people gathered around the Modesto Police Department to call for the firing and prosecution of officer Joseph Lamantia, who fatally shot 29 year-old Trevor Robert Seever on December 29, 2020.

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Are you interested in social movements happening across the world? Perhaps you are passionate on issues like racial injustices and Indigenous rights. Believe it or not, there are continuous global movements incited to challenge these issues within individual societies in order to restore jus…

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Giant flags and powerful posters illuminated the Merced County Courthouse Saturday morning as dozens of empowered community members came together to prove that, although Joe Biden has been named president-elect, the fight for liberation of all marginalized peoples continues. 

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A prevailing iniquity in U.S. healthcare are the health disparities that communities of color face. Many health disparities result from severely consequential social determinants of health, such as language barriers.

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Time is ticking to get the vote in as the November 3rd election deadline looms closer. Many Americans have already gone to cast their vote while some are still indecisive or just haven’t gone to vote yet. 

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Social Justice was never something that I was consciously aware of. I was fortunate enough to grow up in an environment where I just thought of myself as a person, not necessarily a person of color (POC). I am Mexican and Portuguese and that was where my thinking ended. I was proud of my bac…

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My name is Ricardo Friaz, and I was an undergraduate and graduate student at Stan State from 2006 to 2014, as well as an instructor from 2015 to 2017. I am currently a PhD student and employee in the Philosophy Department at the University of Oregon, which is a program I was granted admissio…

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When I first graduated and left Stanislaus State to begin my career as a reporter at our local paper in 2016, I knew I would cover some of Turlock’s most historic moments. However, nothing could prepare me for what 2020 would bring just four years later.

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As the states slowly open back up after pandemic restrictions and our timelines on social media go back to how they used to be before the death of George Floyd, it is important to remember that although things seem normal, they aren’t. They’re far from it, actually. 

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The Signal will be covering and updating news surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement bi-weekly. Updates will be posted every Wednesday. 

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Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, a lot has been happening in our country. On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was now an uprising of voices calling for dramatic, but much needed societal change. Aside from us both believing in the Black Lives Matter Movement and all it st…

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California is known for being diverse. With a population breakdown of 39.3% Hispanic or Latinx, 36.8% White, 15.3% Asian, 6.5% Black or African American, 1.6% Native, and 0.5% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, it’s definitely home to people from all walks of life. Here in the Central Valley,…