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Fred Ross. The man who found Cesar Chavez

Fred Ross. The man who found Cesar Chavez

By Gabriel Thompson La Voz de Austin On June 9, 1952, Fred Ross knocked on the door of a modest house on San Jose’s eastside. The house belonged to Cesar Chavez, then an anonymous 25-year-old struggling to support his family through part-time work at a lumberyard. Ross launched into his pitch, talking about how Mexican

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Migrant Children tell their own stories with help from Georgia Southern Professors

By Scott Beck y John Newton La Voz Latina The children of migrant farmworkers have passed through the schools of the Vidalia Onion region of south Georgia for nearly two generations, but rarely have they had the opportunity to tell about their own lives. However, this summer a program in Metter helped a number of


San Antonio’s farmer’s market offers more low-income access

By Lea Thompson La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Despite the rising temperatures, this summer is the perfect time to explore the growing Farmer’s Market landscape in San Antonio. Every Tuesday, the San Antonio Food Bank brings nutritional education and new food options to locals at the downtown Farmer’s Market on Main Plaza.


After excluding undocumented students, Latino scholarships revise eligibility

The Venture HOUSTON — Undocumented Hispanic students who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals find that although they are lawfully present in the U.S., they remain ineligible to apply for many scholarships aimed at Hispanics because they do not fulfill the requirement of being a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident. DACA, a


Migrant students attend Georgia university’s summer camp

By John Newton La Voz Latina Last month, 24 Georgia middle school students from around the state spent a week living on the campus of Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro while attending the second annual Georgia Migrant Education Program (MEP) summer camp. They represented immigrant families from six different countries including Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam,