Saturday, October 22, 10-11:30 at Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Culture and Tech Center, 721 S. Ochoa--USE ENTRANCE ON 6th ST. Carlos Marentes is a well-known, long-time advocate of farm workers' rights. He is founder of Sin Fronteras Organizing Project and serves as Ex D of the Border Farm Workers Center in El Paso.
The state's latest filing in the voter ID lawsuit reconfirms what the critics, including ourselves, have been saying all along — that Texas officials would rather limit than encourage turnout. Read More
From the Texas Tribune:
A federal judge has ordered Texas to issue new voter education materials, siding with those who accused state officials of misleading voters about identification requirements for the November elections.
U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday ordered changes to certain press releases, posters placed at polling locations and materials on state websites related to voting in the Nov. 8 elections. Read More
Join us this Saturday, 9/24, to screen 'Lives Worth Living,' a documentary which shows how Americans living with disabilities, one of the largest minorities in the US, rallied together to demand equal civil rights and opportunities. Enrique Chew and José Lara will lead discussion.
Jose G. Lara is the coordinator for Independent Living Skills, peer counseling and transportation services at the Volar Center. He has been working in El Paso since 1986, however his roots are in Ciudad Juárez where he lived and studied for a Journalism degree from UACJ. He and Enrique Chew will be speaking at the forum, Fighting for the Rights of People with Disabilities. Saturday, September 24, 10 am, Centro de Salud La Fe Culture and Tech Center, 721 S. Ochoa-Rear Building, El Paso.
Enrique Chew has been the Executive Director of Volar Center for Independent Living for almost 20 years. He attended UTEP and since his graduation, Enrique Chew has served on a number of policy recommending/making boards related to his passion of working for rights of those with disabilities.
Join us Saturday, September 24th at 10 am for a documentary screening and commentary by Enrique Chew and José Lara. Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Culture and Tech Center (real building), 721 S. Ochoa, El Paso 79901.
HOUSTON (AP) — More than a dozen teachers and administrators from across Texas say they delayed or denied special education to disabled students in order to stay below the benchmark state officials set for the number of students who should get such services. Read More
Saturday, September 24, 10:00 - 11:30. We will screen the documentary, "Lives Worth Living," and participate in a discussion led by Luis Enrique Chew and José Guadalupe Lara. Join us at the Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Culture and Tech Center, 721 S. Ochoa 79901, Rear Bldg.
From the El Paso Times:
Texans will face fewer obstacles to voting this fall, thanks to a ruling last month by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But voters should still educate themselves on the process that will be used.
The 5th Circuit, one of the most conservative appellate jurisdictions in the country, ruled that the voter ID law passed in Texas in 2011 violates U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections. Read More:
The Las Cruces City Council recently passed a resolution adopting an urban agriculture and food policy plan. It is the first of its kind in New Mexico. Las Cruces is now poised to be an innovator in urban agriculture in the state, making good use of the rich agricultural, culinary and cultural heritage of the area. By supporting ag activities such as community gardens, community kitchens, farm stands and more, the city can realize the vision of its plan, that "Las Cruces has a resilient food system that fosters healthy communities & residents and contributes to the overall economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of the city." Read More