Edith Mata

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UFW confirms 91 Primex employees infected, pushes for legislation to help agricultural workers amid pandemic

July 10, 2020 / By
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Since the first COVID-19 cases were identified at Primex Farms LLC in Wasco in late June, the number of cases have continued to rise.

Skywriting Art Project protests Immigrant Detention Centers and Mass Incarceration over Fourth of July weekend

July 6, 2020 / By

As part of the nationwide “In Plain Sight” activist artwork protest, skywriting fleets left artist-created messages in the skies above Southern California detention centers, immigration courts, and other landmarks over the Fourth of July weekend. 

UFW confirms surge of COVID-19 infected Primex Farms employees, while some workers say they are being recalled with positive results

July 2, 2020 / By
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The number of workers at Primex Farms LLC in Wasco testing positive for coronavirus has climbed to 77, the UFW confirmed Wednesday, and an additional 33 family members have also tested positive for a total of 110 Primex workers and family members.

Despite calls to de-fund BPD, Bakersfield City adopts budget that allocates more funds to police

June 25, 2020 / By

The Bakersfield City Council voted at Wednesday’s meeting to adopt a budget that many say allocates too much money to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Students organizations to celebrate undocumented graduates with parade

June 24, 2020 / By

Bakersfield College’s Latinos Unidos Por Educacion Student Organization, in collaboration with Kern Youth Abolitionist, UNIR from CSUB and Calpulli Teopan Tecuanticlan, is hosting it’s “2020 Community Graduation Parade” to honor and celebrate all 2020 graduates.

BCSD parents express concern over district’s investigation

June 22, 2020 / By

It remains unknown how a Bakersfield City School District investigation is going almost two and a half weeks after an employee was caught on video threatening a woman who was with her daughter, attending a Black Lives Matter protest.

Going to a protest? Here’s how you can protect yourself

June 12, 2020 / By

For the past two weeks, people have been gathering for protests and rallies to stand in solidarity with George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement and to demand an end to police violence. 

COMMENTARY: The unrest in my community haunts me at night

June 5, 2020 / By

I feel it is no longer safe for folks to be out after 5 p.m. Where is the medicine to alleviate the pain I’m feeling for my nation?

Immigrant rights advocates gather for vigil for detainee who died in Mesa Verde, demand investigation of private immigration facilities

May 22, 2020 / By
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Community members from across the Central Valley gathered for a vigil outside Mesa Verde Detention Facility Thursday night to honor Choung Woong Ahn, a 74-year-old man who died in ICE Custody at the Mesa Verde Sunday. 

UFW Foundation food distributions help farm working families during pandemic

May 18, 2020 / By

More than 4,000 prepared meals were distributed to farmworker families in Delano during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Forty Acres a few weeks ago.