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“Everything is at Stake”

| by Cathy Cha in Democracy

Creating Opportunities for Greater Civic Engagement

Across California, nonprofit and community leaders are working 24-7 to make sure there’s a power surge in communities of color this year and into the future.

In the lead-up to Election Day, I find inspiration in what’s happening in places like Fresno, California. That’s where a partnership of diverse organizations are working together to lift up the voice and power—and t…

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Building Bridges on Campus

| by john powell in Democracy

UC Berkeley is looking to create connections across differences.

Under the leadership of Professor john powell, the university aims to explore “bridging” as an antidote to isolation and prejudice

With a diverse and global student body that includes more than 40,000 undergraduates, the University of California, Berkeley, is working diligently to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus. It’s all part of a…

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“We Stand With You”

| by Cathy Cha in Immigrant Rights

An Open Letter to Undocu­mented Young People

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the DACA program, Haas, Jr. Fund President Cathy Cha thanks young undocumented people for their leadership and pledges continuing support and solidarity for the movement.

At a challenging time for all of us, I wanted to send a note to the young people across our country who are undocumented. With the Supreme Court’s ruling today that the Trump administration cannot end the Deferre…

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