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The Best Resistance Is Our Collective Success. #ResistANDBuild

This is the final post of a three-part series on the current racial equity and social justice landscape in California by John Kim, Executive Director of Advancement Project California. In the last blog post, I wrote about both the promise and potential perils of California leading the resistance against the current administration. Since then, the

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LAUSD Leads the Development and Adoption of Dual Language Learner Policy

By Vickie Ramos Harris, Associate Director of Education Policy, Education Equity On Tuesday, April 18, the Los Angeles Unified School Board passed the resolution, Preparing LAUSD Students for the Global Economy: Building A Dual Language Immersion Pilot In Early Childhood Education (Rodriguez, Ratliff, García). This resolution creates a plan to pilot Dual Immersion programs in

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Should California Lead the Resistance?

This is the second post of a three-part series on the current racial equity and social justice landscape in California by John Kim, Executive Director of Advancement Project California. Since his inauguration, with each new tweet and executive order, President Trump is sending a clear message to the American people. It is not a reassuring

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The Conflicting Truths of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

This is the first post of a three-part series on the current racial equity and social justice landscape in California by John Kim, Executive Director of Advancement Project California. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and

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Defend Data, Defend Democracy

By Yvonne Yen Liu and Diana Benitez Trump and his appointed heads of government agencies demonstrate a willful disregard for facts. It is unsurprising, then, that through the vernacular of Trump staff Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer, “alternative facts” has been introduced into the lexicon. It is also unsurprising that before Trump took office, data

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The Winning Resilience of Hope

John Kim at the Participation and Power Summit in Los Angeles, CA. Feb 2nd, 2017. Hosted by Advancement Project California.

There is a very real battle out there. It has most recently manifested in the Executive Orders we’ve seen flowing from the White House like thunderbolts from a hateful sky. These orders are the very definition of corrupted power – sowing very real pain, very real fear, and ruining lives in the most vulnerable American

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Sister Marches in California

Advancement Project California supports the Women’s March on Washington. Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, and organized by volunteers around the world. If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C. on January 21, join or host a Sister March near you. Women’s March Mission and Vision: We stand together

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National Day of Action: Activities Across California

If you want to take a stand and #Fight4OurHealth, there will be events happening across the state this Sunday, January 15. As Republicans work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, it’s up to us to make our voices heard. Five million Californians stand to lose their health coverage, and 200,000 could lose their jobs if

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