Claudia Jiménez – Perfil de una Activista

Por  Edgardo Cervano-Soto En 2015, su nombre apareció de repente en los artículos de noticias acerca de la designación de un nuevo candidato para el Concejo de la Ciudad de Richmond. En los medios de comunicación, Claudia Jiménez, de 37 años, estaba aún por definirse, solamente conocida por su trabajo con la Organización Interreligiosa de […]

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I’ll Never Be a Security Guard Again

In 2014, it seemed as if Craigslist posted a new security position every few hours. Even my peers spoke as if security represented a gold mine. “You can pick your own schedule, with guaranteed overtime and pay above minimum wage,” they said. What high school graduate would turn that down?

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Black Parents Say ‘Make UC an Option’ for African Americans

The cost of a University of California education, feeling welcomed on campus and whether academic records are strong enough. These were among the concerns raised by a group of 16 African American parents – educators, counselors, community college students – in a candid conversation with UC President Janet Napolitano.

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Claudia Jimenez – Profile of a Community Organizer

In 2015, her name suddenly appeared in news articles about the nomination of a new candidate for the Richmond City Council. In the media, Claudia Jimenez, 37, remained undefined, only noted for her organizing work with Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organizations (CCISCO). At minimum, Jimenez, who at the time was not affiliated with the Richmond Progressive Alliance, was described as a “smokescreen” candidate.

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