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Merced Event Focuses on Human Trafficking in Central Valley

Posted July 17, 2015 by Claudia J. Gonzalez

“The Trafficked Life,” set in Bakersfield, shares the stories of survivors like Diana Cisneros, who was sex trafficked by her father beginning at the age of seven. The film gives viewers a glimpse of Bakersfield’s trafficking underworld and also highlights efforts by advocates who are combating the issue and offering services to victims.

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15 and Tackling Mass Incarceration

Posted April 7, 2015 by Claudia J. Gonzalez

Before I was even born, someone decided that my life did not matter. As it turns out, [California’s] infamous three strikes law actually originated in Fresno after some very serious crimes occurred in the area. But after it passed, people of color were mostly targeted. This is not fair, because Black lives do matter.

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