Our Water is Sacred – Generation Justice
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Our Water is Sacred – Generation Justice

There is a small farming town about 30 miles south of Albuquerque called Tomé. I was raised there. My house sits on dry land, just a few feet away from the easternmost ditch that carries water from the Rio Grande. The land that I live on is very different than the land west of the...

In this Together – Generation Justice
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In this Together – Generation Justice

I am completely overwhelmed by the incredible leadership and organizing that I have witnessed in the last month. Students from across New Mexico, and across the country, have taken a stand against the oppressive standardized tests. Here in Albuquerque, students walked out of their classrooms and organized peaceful protests on their school grounds. Other students,...

Fearless – Generation Justice
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Fearless – Generation Justice

I never imagined hearing the words “it’s okay to be emotional” coming from a professional journalist. I always imagined the professionals were a lot different than me; completely separated from their feelings and values within their work. Maria Hinojosa proved me wrong. Maria Hinojosa is the Anchor and Executive Producer of Latino USA and she...

You Can Be a Media Maker – Generation Justice
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You Can Be a Media Maker – Generation Justice

Recently, I had the honor of speaking with Sut Jhally, who is a Professor of Communications at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation. He has been involved in the production of more than 50 films, including Advertising and the End of the...

Standardized Tests: The Corporate Side of Public Education – Generation Justice
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Standardized Tests: The Corporate Side of Public Education – Generation Justice

Each year in grade school, I was required to take a standardized test. I graduated high school in 2006. Since then, tests have increasingly been incorporated into schools nationwide. According to greatschools.org, a non-profit organization and leading national source of school information for families, these standardized tests have become more and more important in assessing...

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