The San Jose Mercury News profiled the race for Alum Rock School Board in their
Sunday editions. In case you missed it, you can find it here:
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Adelante Academy's dual immersion program was featured on CBS-5 Eyewitness News last night by your friendly neighborhood blogger and TV newsman Len Ramirez. It was a fine report if I do say so! Check it out:
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Hundreds of students, faculty and community members gathered at San Jose State University on Thursday to dedicate a monument Cesar E. Chavez. The Arch of Dignity, Equality and Justice stands 20 feet tall and is capped by the Aztec eagle emblem that became the symbol for Chavez' United Farm Workers union. The arch, created by Chicana artist Judith F. Baca of Los Angeles, also features a mosaic of Chavez and larger than life paintings of farmworkers, Chavez' role model Mahatma Ghandi and Dolores Huerta, Chavez' partner in the UFW.
Chavez grew up in East San Jose near Alum Rock Avenue and spent his early adult years as a community organizer in the Community Service Organization with other East Side legends such as Herman Gallegos and Leonard C. Ramirez. Before moving on to found the UFW, Chavez and other early CSO members staged voter registration drives and fought for paved streets, sidewalks and street lights in East Side neighborhoods.
The arch stands near the entrance to the SJSU student union and organizers hope the artwork will inspire students of all backgrounds to get involved in community activism.
Portraits of Dolores Huerta (left) and Mahatma Ghandi.Students will see this mosaic of Chavez as they pass through the arch. Artist Judith F. Baca (left) stands with Dolores Huerta under Huerta's portrait.