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#ManifestJustice: A Photo Essay

Posted May 11, 2015 by We'Ced

Photos and story by Alyssa Castro Last weekend, I took a trip to Los Angeles, CA to serve as a docent for Manifest Justice. Manifest Justice is a pop-up art exhibition in LA, put on by The California Endowment and Amnesty International, that uses art to highlight the inequities of the society we live in, while […]

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Redemption Means Forgiveness: Q&A With Paul S. Flores

Posted April 17, 2015 by Claudia J. Gonzalez

Redemption is forgiveness and the second part is actually moving forward and starting to bring the positive things into light. The accountability and responsibility is looking inside your pain. Then the redemption part is when you start taking the lessons from that pain.

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Some of the Best–and Worst–Valentine’s Day Stories in Merced

Posted February 13, 2015 by We'Ced

Valentine’s Day is upon us, the season of love, friendship and massive amounts of chocolate. For every giant stuffed bear, bouquet of roses and array of balloons, there is also the inevitable sting of disappointment from unrequited affection. We’Ced reporters asked around the community to find the best–and worst–Valentine’s Day stories that people had to share.

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Community Reacts to Issues Raised At Merced Screening of US/Mexico Border Doc ‘Purgatorio’

Posted February 11, 2015 by We'Ced

by We’Ced reporters photos by Alyssa Castro and We’Ced reporters Ed Note: On January 31st, Merced resident and film maker Rodrigo Reyes screened Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border. Co-sponsored by Merced Organizing Project and Building Healthy Communities, the screening was paired with a panel afterwards that facilitated a conversation around the […]

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#FeelBetter: How Hardcore Music Helps Me Cope with Depression

Posted January 14, 2015 by We'Ced

Robert Cervantez, 19, says he’s been dealing with feelings of depression since middle school. After Robert began resorting to self-harm as a coping mechanism, his family tried conventional therapy but it didn’t seem to help. Ultimately, it was a particular brand of music and the community around it that provided a much needed cathartic outlet for Robert.

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