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Join the Association of Raza Educators as they begin a series of presentations on the implementation of ethnic studies in SCUSD. The first part of the series is Tuesday, August 11th, at the Language Arts Academy in Sacramento, 6:30pm. Part one will have Samuel Ortega speak about his book "Viva Villa" followed by a discussion.


Samuel Ortega has written “Viva Villa”, the true [and untold]story of General Francisco “Pancho” Villa during the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920. Ortega wrote “Viva Villa” because he believes the story of General Villa needed to be told from a Mexican-American perspective. Published in 2014, the book has been widely distributed on Amazon and at several book-signing events throughout California. Many Anglo and European authors continuously refer to General Villa as a “bandit”, when in fact he was the only revolutionary to be elevated to the rank of Brigadier General in the Mexican Army. Ortega will discuss his recent book “Viva Villa” and provide us with an understanding on this untold history in our current history books- a Q & A segment will immediately follow his book reading.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 



                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Support Alianza of Sacramento City College at their documentary preview, Thursday, March 19th at 6pm.  Movie will be shown in the Student Center at Sacramento City College.


                                                                                                                                                                                                    








                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Association of Raza Educators & 
Dream.Develop.Do 
2014
 
IMMIGRANT STUDENT
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
NOW OPEN!

Deadline:  Extended to August 7, 2014

ELIGIBILITY CHECKLIST
  • Must be an undocumented student  
  • Must reside in Northern California region.
  • Must be a student in a Northern California college or university.
  • Must be committed to the betterment of immigrant populations
See scholarship section of website for more information.

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The Association of Raza Educators

invites you to participate in the July general body meeting & political education piece

 

Sustainable Communities: Public Policy and the Reproduction of Segregation in Sacramento” 


 

Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014 

 

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Location:  Sacramento City College Library (2nd Floor)

3835 Freeport BoulevardSacramentoCA

 

Workshop Synopsis: At this moment, the state of California is entering an important historical point in the construction and governance of our cities and communities. Pushed by legislative mandates to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions that threaten our future well-being, our state is now undertaking a dramatic shift to promoting sustainable community strategies that place emphasis on synchronizing housing and employment opportunities with regional transportation planning. The effect will be to embed these presumed "race-neutral" strategies into urban planning and regional economic development. However, these new “green” economic strategies fail to consider historical patterns of segregation and disinvestment. This presentation will discuss how these “colorblind” strategies for solving the environmental crisis facing our cities become the vehicle for resuming past patterns of capital shifting away from segregated communities. I argue that these green strategies ultimately compromise future education, employment and housing opportunities in a manner that perpetuates the long-standing racial wealth gap experienced by South Sacramento residents. If time permits, alternative solutions and strategies will also be discussed. 

 

Presenter 

Dr. Jesus Hernandez

Sociology Professor, UC Davis

 

 

***Followed by a Discussion!

 

Open to the Public - FREE 



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ARE Sacramento is

 hosting a Painting Party/Open Mic at the Sol Collective on February 6th

 from 6-9PM. It will cost $30 to paint, includes lesson and canvas you will

 take home. Please RSVP to sacra.are@gmail.com if you would like to

 reserve a spot for the painting portion of the fundraiser.  All proceeds will

 go towards the 8th Annual ARE Statewide Conference.  Use pay pal

buttons below to pre-register to paint or to donate. 



                                                         
Painting Party Donation
           


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Save the Date for the 8th Annual 

Association of Raza Educators Statewide Conference

March 1, 2014 

8:30-3:30

C.K. McClatchy High School 

Sacramento, CA

Registration is free, but $5 donation for food is highly appreciated!

Registration, workshop proposals and vendor applications are now open. Visit the conference site by clicking on the flyer below:


https://sites.google.com/site/sacramentoare/home/ARE2014-Conference-SaveTheDate%5Bsmall%5D.jpg?attredirects=0

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Association of Raza Educators-Sacramento Chapter

Noche de Cine Kickoff with award winning documentary

Inocente

May 9th at 6PM

Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street

Free


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Association of Raza Educators-Sacramento Chapter Mixer

April 18, 6-8 PM

Spanglish Arte, 25th and J in Sacramento

Invite a friend and see you there!

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13th Annual Sacramento Cesar E. Chavez March

April 6, 2013

Sacramento, CA 10am 

Southside Park (6th Street and T) 


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Cesar E. Chavez Youth Leadership Conference 

Saturday, April 13th at the University of California, Davis

More information at www.hear2000.org

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Steps to College/Pasos a la Universidad Event will be held at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento on Feb. 2 from 8 am to 4 pm.  There will be college planning and Deferred Action workshops, as well as help filling out the FAFSA and Dream Act.  Please invite anyone you know may be interested.


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The Association of Raza Educators-Sacramento Chapter

invites you to participate in  

“Completing the California Dream Act Application for AB 540 students”

Open to the Public - FREE 

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012  

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location:  McClatchy High School Library

3066 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA

Synopsis:  AB 131 has been signed by the governor and will allow students who meet the AB 540 requirements to apply for financial aid at California public colleges and universities.  Students, parents educators and community members are invited to learn about and complete the California Dream Act application from the California Student Aid Commission.  Panelists from the commission will present an introduction and help students complete the application. 

Confirmed Panelists: 

Catalina Mistler, Division Chief, Program Administration and Services Division, California Student Aid Commission

Tae Kang, Cal Grant Operations Manager, California Student Aid Commission

 

For more information on ARE please visit: www.aresacramento.com



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The Association of Raza Educators

invites you to participate in a 

 

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Workshop to assist eligible DREAM students to apply for DACA and work authorization” 

 

Date: Friday, September 14, 2012  

 

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Location:  McClatchy High School Library

3066 Freeport BoulevardSacramentoCA

 

Synopsis:  It was recently announced that undocumented people who came to the United States as children and meet specific guidelines, can apply for deferred action.  This allows these people to be removed from deportation proceedings if they have begun this process, or not enter these proceedings in the first place.  The application process now open and we have the honor of having attorney Santiago Avila-Gomez come and talk to us about the new developments and answer your questions the process.  We will also discuss how educators can help students during their application process.

 

Confirmed Panelists

 

Santiago Avila-Gomez

Attorney

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

 

 

***Followed by a Discussion!

 

Open to the Public - FREE 

 

 

 

More information on 

ARE Please visit: http://www.aresacramento.com/





The Association of Raza Educators- Sacramento Chapter

Sponsors & Supports the following events:

  

Workshops:



Sacramento City College/National Latino Heritage Month

Los Rios Latina/o Faculty & Staff Association, Puente and Cultural Awareness Center presents:

 

Date:  Tuesday, September 18, 2012

 

Time: 10:30 am- 1:30pm

           

·        Reviving the American Dream: Coming Out of the Shadows-10:30 am to 11:45 am

·        Workshop on Deferred Action-12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

 

 

Location: Student Center, Sacramento City College

 

Workshop & Presenter: Sergio Garcia is the living embodiment of the American Dream. He is challenging the California Supreme Court for his right to become an attorney. As an undocumented immigrant, Garcia is therefore ineligible to become a lawyer. Garcia’s application for a green card has been pending for 18 years, when his father applied for him when he was 17. He is now 35 years of age.

 

Garcia received his J.D. from Cal Northern School of Law in Chico in May 2009. He passed the bar exam on his first try two months later. The Committee of Bar Examiners, as well as attorney general Kamala Harris, has argued that Garcia should be admitted to the bar because law licensure is the purview of the state Supreme Court, not the federal government.  EVERYONE IS WELCOMEFor more information please contact the CAC @ 916/558-2575. Students requiring additional accommodations should contact the DSPS @916/558-2087.

 

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The Association of Raza Educators & Education For Fair Consideration (E4FC)presents:


Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Location: McClatchy High School Library- 3066 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA


Workshop: “Deferred Action and Beyond”: DACA, CA Dream Act & Making College a Reality for Undocumented Students: Educators, community members, and parents can be some of the most powerful and dedicated advocates and allies to undocumented students, but they often lack the information and resources they need to effectively support their undocumented students. This presentation will provide allies and parents with an overview of the information they need to know, suggestions about where to go for additional resources, and best practices for advising their undocumented students. 


Presenter: Rodrigo Dorador, Outreach Coordinator:  Rodrigo immigrated to Arizona in 2000 with his mother and sister to reunite with his father, who had begun their family's journey to the U.S. three years earlier. Rodrigo was nine at the time, spoke only a few words in English, and came to live in a single room of a trailer with his 10 distant relatives.  He started school in the U.S. in the fourth grade and failed miserably in his first semester due to his limited English skills.  By the end of 5th grade, however, Rodrigo had become one of the top students in his class.  In 7th and 8th grades, Rodrigo's teacher helped him apply and ultimately get accepted into Brophy, a private Jesuit Preparatory and one of Arizona's top high schools.  During high school Rodrigo began to study issues of social justice and human dignity through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. After a summit on immigration organized by his school, Rodrigo became motivated to volunteer for immigrant rights organizations and signed up to be a member of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition. In his experience with A.D.A.C. he became more knowledgeable about the plight of immigrants and his own undocumented status.  

In 2008, Rodrigo was accepted at Santa Clara University, where he received a full scholarship.  While at SCU, he was very involved in the multicultural center and MEChA, and was a founder of the Cesar Chavez Annual Blood Drive and co-founder of Immigration Week.  In the summer before his senior year, Rodrigo received the Donovan Fellowship to work with E4FC’s Outreach Team.  He enjoyed the experience and community immensely, and continued the following year. In June 2012, Rodrigo graduated from SCU with a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics, and received the Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. Award for "exemplifying the ideals of Jesuit education, especially being a whole person of solidarity in the real world and having the courage and faith to build a more just and humane world."  Rodrigo hopes to obtain a PhD in philosophy in the future.


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Legal Clinics


The UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic, in collaboration with California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation and the Mexican Consulate will host:


Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012   


Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm


Location: Mexican Consulate: 2093 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834


Workshop: President Obama recently issued an Executive Order granting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Without getting too deep into the legal technicalities, DACA is basically an exercise of prosecutorial discretion that benefits undocumented youth by giving them access to employment authorization and removing the threat of deportation.  It is not a path to a green card but it does provide incredibly important practical benefits for those who are eligible.     

In an effort to help students navigate the eligibility guidelines and application process, UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic, CRLA and Mexican Consulate will host a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) workshop to assist eligible DREAM students to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA and work authorization on Saturday, September 29th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  The law students providing assistance will be trained and supervised by experienced immigration attorneys. 

Please help us get the word out to potential applicants in your classes, schools, and districts.  The workshop is not limited to Mexican nationals.  Interested students should contact the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic at (530) 752-6942, identify themselves as potential DACA applicants, and ask for information about the workshop on September 29th.  Applicants will be asked to attend an informational meeting in advance of the workshop to go over the forms, supporting documentation, and process.   


                                                                                                                               

The Association of Raza Educators

Sacramento Chapter

invites you to participate in a 

 

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Workshop to assist eligible DREAM students to apply for DACA and work authorization”

 

Date: Friday, September 14, 2012  

 

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Location:  McClatchy High School Library

3066 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA

 

Synopsis:  It was recently announced that undocumented people who came to the United States as children and meet specific guidelines, can apply for deferred action.  This allows these people to be removed from deportation proceedings if they have begun this process, or not enter these proceedings in the first place.  The application process now open and we have the honor of having attorney Santiago Avila-Gomez come and talk to us about the new developments and answer your questions the process.  We will also discuss how educators can help students during their application process.

 

Confirmed Panelists


Santiago Avila-Gomez

Attorney

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

 

 

            ***Followed by a Discussion!

 

            Open to the Public - FREE 

 

 

 

                More information on 

                ARE Please visit: http://www.aresacramento.com/




                                                                                                                        

Sacramento Chapter 
Association of Raza Educators (A.R.E.) 

The Association of Raza Educators

would like to invite you to participate in our

Discussion 
on 
    "Progressive K-12 Administrators: Balancing Critical Pedagogy and Institutional Challenges"  

Date: August 10, 2012  

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location:  Sacramento City College (more info below)

 

Synopsis:  The Sacramento City Unified School District is going through tough economic times that has required teacher layoffs and cuts to programs essential for student success.  At these times it is essential that there are school administrators in leadership roles that can evaluate the decisions being made by the district through a critical and social justice focused lens.  We are pleased to have a panel of individuals that will discuss why they chose to pursue an administrator position, the challenges they face as a critical administrator and how they work to meet the demands of their schools/district; all while maintaining their philosophical values that led them to a career in education.   

Confirmed Panelists

Dr. Gema Godina-Martinez, Vice Principal at C.K. McClatchy High School

Mr. Eracleo Guevara, Vice Principal at C.K. McClatchy High School

Mr. Eduardo de Leon, Director at the Language Academy of Sacramento

Mr. Martin Ramirez, Vice Principal at Rosa Parks Middle School

 

 

***Followed by a Discussion!

 

Open to the Public - FREE 

Location: Library, 2nd Floor-Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95822

 

***Parking Free After 5pm*** 

 

 

More information on 

ARE Please visit: http://www.aresacramento.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                   



Sacramento Chapter 
Association of Raza Educators (A.R.E.) 

The Association of Raza Educators
would like to invite you to participate in our 
 

Discussion Panel
on 
2012-2013 California Budget- K-12 Funding 

  

"Deconstructing the CA Education Budget"

Synopsis
On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2012-13 budget bill and a package of legislation needed to implement the budget. The spending plan closes a projected $15.7 billion shortfall through a mix of spending cuts, anticipated revenues from the Governor's initiative that will appear on the November ballot, and other changes. Specifically, Governor Brown revised his proposal for a new way to allocate funding to California’s K-12 system and school districts:

 

“K–12 school funding may have to deal with a complex financial scenario in the coming year. About $5 billion, or 9%, of the K–12 budget depends on the governor’s tax initiative passing in November. If the initiative fails, districts will be forced to make significant mid-year budget adjustments. The budget allows school districts to save some money by shortening the school year by up to three weeks if the initiative fails” ~ PPIC Report 


Speakers: 


Margaret Weston, Policy Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)**



** For more information on Margaret Weston, please visit 

Link: http://www.ppic.org/main/bio.asp?i=400



Gustavo Arroyo, School Board Member, Sacramento City Unified School District 



***Followed by a Discussion! 

Open to the Public - FREE 


Date: Friday, July 13, 2012 

 

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm


Location: Library, 2nd Floor-Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95822


***Parking Free After 5pm 




                                                                                                                                                                                                           






6th Annual
Association of Raza Educators (ARE) Conference 
APRIL 14th, 2011
Lincoln High School
San Diego, CA

Keynote Speakers:

• Sean Arce: Teacher, Mexican American Studies Program, Tucson, AZ. Sean is currently one of the principle organizers in the fight to save the Mexican American Studies in the Tucson City Schools.

• Maria Reyes: Freedom Writers Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. Maria was portrayed as one of the main characters in the movie, Freedom Writers. 

Conference Topics Will Include:

  • Critical Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
  • Media and Education
  • Immigration and Its Relationship to Education of Raza Youth
  • Role of Community In Education
  • Art and Culture
  • Educational Empowerment and Self-determination
  • Violence, Drugs, and Imprisonment of Raza Youth
  • The Struggle Against Cutbacks and Teacher Layoffs
  • Corporate Take Over and Privatization of Public Education

ALSO: There will be numerous vendors displaying/selling books, t-shirts, posters, Raza-Indigenous art, and more! 

RESERVE YOUR SPACE FOR THIS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT CONFERENCE.

 TO REGISTER GO TO 

http://razaeducators.org/conference12/theme2012.html

For more information, contact:

aresandiego@yahoo.com