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Summit of ‘Wise Latinas’ gather to search for identity, validation and education

Summit of ‘Wise Latinas’ gather to search for identity, validation and education

By Lucia Quinonez Borderzine EL PASO — It sounded like a fiesta, but between the laughter and loud chatter the group of some 80 Latina women examined the existential questions of identity and women’s rights. Organized here recently by Wise Latina International the women, who live on the U.S.-Mexico border, were challenged to identify, debate

Ethnic-Studies

Commentary / Comentario: Making the case for ethnic studies

By Frank X. Moraga AmigosNAZ As he surveyed the room, Sean Arce hit the play button and the video kicked in on the screen. Students, high school students, could be seen on the video rushing to sit and chain themselves to the chairs belonging to board members of the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). What

Muertos

Land, Migrants and Poets: The Day of the Dead 2013

By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur New Mexico and the borderland will come alive this weekend with activities related to the annual Day of the Dead celebration, which falls on Saturday, November 2, this year. As befits a cultural boom that is drawing in thousands and thousands of people, this year promises bigger and broader events

Activists Protest Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law In Phoenix

Arizona business groups in Washington lobby for immigration reform

By Pei Li Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Arizona business leaders were in Washington to lobby the state’s congressional delegation on immigration reform Tuesday, just the latest in a string of groups trying to pressure Congress on the issue. About 20 Arizona business, religious and law enforcement officials joined more than 600 people from more

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‘Smuggled’ – film depicts the torture and terror suffered by immigrants crossing illegally into the U.S.

By Natassia Bonyanpour Borderzine EL PASO – With a rosary dangling from her wrist and bible in hand, a mother and her 10-year-old son sit in a concealed compartment under a bus making its route from Mexico to the United States in hopes of being reunited with the child’s father. For days, they endure the

Boehner Protest

Arizona advocates try to take immigration appeal directly to Boehner

By Pei Li Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away. So the group of 44 Arizonans gathered in the hallway outside Boehner’s district

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