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Lawsuit Moves Forward On Behalf of Latino, Black Students Facing Discrimination in Kern County

A California District Court of Appeal panel has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a coalition of civil rights groups against Kern High School District (KHSD) over disciplinary policies that unlawfully target African American and Latino students. The court summarily denied KHSD’s extraordinary writ request to revisit the trial court’s denial of dismissal.

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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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