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Our Migrant Story

Posted October 3, 2017 by We'Ced

We left crumbled governments only to experience what seems like downfall of yet another one, the difference is that we still have a chance to put a stop to the course.
Immigrants have greatly contributed to the success of this country since it was founded, and the majority of DACA recipients continue to do so. They’ve become a scapegoat to hate, just like many other minorities have become in the past. Do not let us be divided.

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Merced County, rural areas most impacted by Census funding cuts

Posted September 25, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: South Merced residents participate in a recent community assessment for Building Health Communities (BHC), Merced. Similar community assessment methods will soon be used by BHC partner Love, Faith and Hope as the nonprofit seeks to get accurate population data for the county’s residents. (Photo from BHC Merced via Facebook) By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. […]

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Our Love is not so different

Posted September 23, 2017 by We'Ced

I made this poem because I know people who still struggle with their identity and being accepted.  Too many times, I’ve gotten in arguments to defend my friends and family. This is a very sensitive subject to me, and I feel I must stand up against hate because  LGBTQ+ love is no different from any other love.

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Merced in Color: Empowering Her Community

Posted September 21, 2017 by We'Ced

As program manager for the nonprofit, Corchado works to mobilize local parents at Merced County schools. From leadership trainings to holding school boards accountable for student health outcomes, her work is driven by a primary focus to make Merced a better place for the next generation.

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Teenage Farmworker: What it’s like to work the fields as a youth

Posted September 20, 2017 by We'Ced

We wake up really early — 5 a.m. — which is hard for me since I’m used to sleeping in. I put on lots of layers — a long-sleeved sweater, a hat, boots, and a handkerchief. It gets hot, but we need to wear it all in order to protect ourselves from sunburn later in the day. We have to bring our own food and water. In the mornings, mom packs lunch for both us (usually sandwiches and beans) and then we head out together.

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