Local Group Shares Hotline to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Local Group Shares Hotline to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Northern California Public Media

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning raids in at least ten major cities across the U.S. starting Sunday. The North Bay Organizing Project is training residents to become legal observers and document any ICE activity in the area. KRCB’s Adia White attended a training in Santa Rosa and has this report.

What Wildfires Do to Our Minds

What Wildfires Do to Our Minds

Yes Magazine

When the fires erupted, Vasquez and his team mobilized quickly, collaborating with local churches, herbalists, acupuncturists, ancestral healers, counselors, and community volunteers to launch community healing events called Sanación del Pueblo (“The People’s Healing”) to support those impacted by the fires, especially the region’s large immigrant population.

Passing the Torch

Sonoma Valley Sun

The Latinx Student Congress is the youth component of the North Bay Organizing Project. This group has partnered with Sonoma Valley High School to organize a MEChA chapter on campus. The group is in its second year at Sonoma Valley High School and is currently mentored by organizing intern Melissa Vargas, a Sonoma State University student. After she graduates in May, she hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Ethnic Studies.

Climate Change and Colonialism Panelists Describe the Aftereffects of Recent Disasters

CSU Signal

Another effect colonialism has on climate change is environmental racism. This was evident during the fires that took place in Santa Rosa, Ca. “I live in Santa Rosa and work as a youth organizer. We had ... fifty mile per hour winds,” Vasquez said, “That would create tornadoes and fires. Text messages to evacuate people were all in English when not everyone that lives there speaks English. This is an example of environmental racism.”