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Kern Latino and African American Students Achieve Victory in Landmark Settlement with Kern High School District

CRLA and a coalition of civil rights advocates have entered a settlement with the Kern High School District to stop their discriminatory discipline practices, which have deprived African American and Latino students of the right to an education.

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No Hay Obligación de Revelar el Estatus Migratorio en las Escuelas

José Padilla, Director ejecutivo de la CRLA, opina sobre este importante asunto. Aunque se reporta que varias escuelas en California preguntan sobre el estatus de los alumnos, los padres no tienen la obligación de revelar está información.

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National Day of Racial Healing

CRLA's education partner W.K. Kellogg Foundationhas organized the first ever National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. CRLA will be conducting a Know Your Rights workshop in Stockton for students and parents living in San Joaquin County with the goal of helping these students have a brighter future.

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Farmworker Overtime!

Today Governor Jerry Brown extended the same overtime laws to farmworkers by signing AB 1066! It is a great day for those that picked the food that feeds us all. This is a great step for farmworker equality. As always, CRLA will work hard to ensure that this law is being upheld and that every farmworker is granted their full and equal rights.

Adelante hacia la luz!

$171 Thousand Cy Pres!

CRLA received a $171,983 Cy Pres award thanks to Dan Mogin and the Mogin Law Firm (! We thank Dan and his staff for nominating CRLA and supporting Rural Justice.

Good Crop, Bad Crop

Slate/By Gabriel Thompson
Too often, workers picking America’s produce face poor treatment and wage theft. The U.S. is barely using a law designed to stop it.

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Jose and Windcall Residency

We are pleased to announce that Jose Padilla has been selected as a recipient of a 2017 Windcall Residency! This impressive honor is awarded to leaders working for social justice.

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Interview with Cynthia Rice

Cynthia Rice talks about Kern County and the disparities in discipline that students of color are faced with while in school. Also, featured is Emily DeRuy, the senior associate education editor at The Atlantic.

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