Posts by Aimee:

After Week of Action to defund police in schools, KHSD to vote on final budget for 2020-21 school year

August 3, 2020 / By

A week before the Kern High School District is set to vote on the final budget for the 2020-21 school year, the Kern Education Justice Collaborative launched a week of action, calling to defund the District’s police department. 

Sol on the street: McFarland students discuss expectations for upcoming school year

July 31, 2020 / By

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McFarland Unified School District has decided to reopen schools in four phases, beginning Aug.

COMMENTARY: With GEO temporarily postponed, I can sleep peacefully for now

July 29, 2020 / By

Mcfarland has decided to postpone the detention facilities, and as someone who lives near a detention center, I am relieved.

Overview: Plans for school to return in the fall

July 21, 2020 / By

School districts across Kern County have begun to roll out their plans for school in the fall.

Education equity group starts petition to de-fund police in schools a week before budget is set to be approved

June 26, 2020 / By

The Kern Education Justice Collaborative, a local education equity group, has started a petition that calls to de-fund the Kern High School District Police Department. 

Pride is not cancelled: How to celebrate Pride month during a pandemic

June 23, 2020 / By

In the midst of a pandemic, people are left wondering how they can celebrate Pride Month.

Organizations call to defund police in schools, reallocate funds to provide more mental health services

June 19, 2020 / By

In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, cities across the nation are calling to defund the police, and for many advocates, this call goes beyond city and county police departments.

Dolores Huerta Foundation calls to de-fund police in schools, supports Black Lives Matter movement

June 9, 2020 / By

Timoteo Prado, an organizer for the Dolores Huerta Foundation, had left the store when he was stopped by police officers and detained in 1992.

COMMENTARY: Losing employment during a pandemic is more than being jobless

May 27, 2020 / By
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Because of this pandemic, many people across the nation have lost work and many are struggling with the prospect of being laid off from work.

COMMENTARY: My new neighbor will be an immigration detention facility, and we won’t get along

May 13, 2020 / By

Last month, the McFarland City Council voted to allow the GEO Group to open and operate Immigration Detention facilities in my hometown, and as a member of this community, I feel utterly betrayed knowing there will be not just one, but two immigration detention centers in my front yard.