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Equity That’s About Racial Justice – Hector Castaneda

June 26, 2017

The Institute for Educational Leadership held their National Family and Community Engagement Conference this past weekend. The conference brought 1700 participants from across the country to engage in conversation about family and community on a deeper level. Our Californians for Justice student leader  Hector Castaneda participated as keynote speaker, sharing his indispensable experiences and bold…

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Students Believe The Local Control Funding Formula Is Working – Zhihao Guo

June 26, 2017

The Institute for Educational Leadership held their National Family and Community Engagement Conference this past weekend. The conference brought 1700 participants from across the country to engage in conversation about family and community on a deeper level. Our Californians for Justice student leader Zhihao Guo participated as the only student leader on the Bay Area…

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"CaliforWHO? CaliforALL" Candy Lara Speaks To Legislators For The First Time

June 6, 2017

My name is Candy Lara and I am a sophomore at Lakewood High School and a youth leader with Californians for Justice. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending Free Our Dreams, a statewide event with the goal of gathering youth across California for a weekend to prepare them for meetings with…

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CFJ’s Young Women of Color Are Bold For Change

March 8, 2017

Today we celebrate powerful Californians for Justice women leaders.    What kind of message does this administration send to women, specifically young women of color? This administration does not represent us. As such, it sends the message to young women of color that we should continue to resist. We must continue to raise our voices and…

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No, this is not an episode of Black Mirror or the Twilight Zone

January 25, 2017

It’s true. The White House aims to rewrite history by doling out “alternative facts.” No, this is not an episode of Black Mirrors or the Twilight Zone. It’s an episode of an alternative reality where White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer makes no mention of the massive Womyn’s Marches that swept the world or how…

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It’s our duty to fight, it is our duty to win

November 9, 2016

As many of us struggle to make sense of the 2016 election results and it’s implications for our communities we wanted to offer up some positive news of the victories for racial and educational justice in California that were possible because young people organized and turned out to vote. These victories are a reminder that we…

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Victory for School Climate: Making the Invisible VISIBLE

October 19, 2016

Last month, California adopted a new way of grading schools, also known as the LCFF Evaluation Rubric. This marked an end to an over-reliance on test scores as part of the No Child Left Behind era, and a new opportunity to #RedefineSchoolSuccess. Throughout 18 months of deliberations on the LCFF Rubric, Californians for Justice student…

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A Single Vote

October 13, 2016

by Yaritza Garcia Even though I am not allowed to vote in elections because of my age, getting out the vote is the most important thing I can do to raise my voice as a young person of color. Getting out the vote is bigger than anyone can imagine. The more we get out the vote,…

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20th Anniversary Youth Power Story Series: Karionne

May 19, 2016

The Youth Power Story Series highlights the accomplishments of CFJ and leaders of color from all over California. Join us in celebrating youth power in honor of Californians for Justice’s 20th Anniversary! Good leaders don’t set out to lead, they set out to make a difference. Karionne Stokes is a junior in Long Beach, CA and…

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