Posts Tagged as "fresno"

In Solidarity With #OneHealthyFresno: Bus Ads Are Not ‘Too Political’

June 4, 2015 / By
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A Fresno FAX bus advertisement, commissioned by BHC Fresno, that depicts the difference in green spaces between the two parts of the city through public information, has been rejected by Mayor Ashley Swearengin as 'political' and in violation of city codes for bus ads. Below, We'Ced youth reporters reflect on the issue occurring in our neighboring city and question the validity of Mayor Swearengin's decision.

15 and Tackling Mass Incarceration

April 7, 2015 / By
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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.

Fresno Schools Turning Away From Zero Tolerance

April 15, 2013 / By
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Data shows that one in 9 students are suspended nationally, with racial disparities widening. The Central Valley city of Fresno, CA. is among districts seeking to reverse this trend. Under a zero-tolerance school discipline policy, the district has long seen high numbers of both suspensions and expulsions. But in a major reversal last week, Superintendent Michael Hanson announced that he would begin funding district-wide restorative justice programs. Jane Stevens is founder and editor of ACES Too High, which focuses on adverse childhood experiences (ACE). Stevens, a journalist who has long covered school discipline practices in Fresno, spoke with New America Media about decision.

ValleyPBS: Youth Leadership Video

March 11, 2013 / By
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The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. But not all youth want to wait to be effective leaders. And addressing major Valley issues, like graduation rates, drugs and alcohol, safe streets and healthy communities, is a big responsibility. Meet the youth leaders who are succeeding in their goals to make their current community a thriving place for their future.