Monday, May 3, 2010

Arizona Immigration Law from a Student's View and Struggles of African American Farmers

Arizona Immigration Law: A Student's View. Fellow Aggie, Fabiola Molina, from Texas A&M University, discusses her involvement in the march against the recent Arizona immigration law, signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer. Fabiola, a Texas A&M student senator, attended the march on Saturday in Austin, Texas and discusses her thoughts on the law and how it affects her as a student and her community. Image courtesy Monica Almeida from the New York Times.

The Struggles of Rural African Americans. Jerry Pennick, Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund, explains specific injustices affecting rural African Americans. He discusses land loss, lack of access to credit and markets, and discriminatory lending practices -- including by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These long-standing problems, he says, persist today. The Federation promotes economic justice, a necessary prerequisite for sustainable agriculture. To learn more about Black land loss, check out the "Torn From the Land" series here and here. For more on the Pigford case, read this news article. Originally aired on 3/1/2010. Image courtesy Russell Lee, USDA.

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News Articles.
Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration from The New York Times by Randal C. Archibold

Announcements.
- It's International Compost Awareness Week! Check out
Project Compost in the Quad and the Dining Rooms this week as well as tours of Segundo Dining Room and take a sneak peak of the organic waste diversion program happening on Tuesday May 4th/Thursday May 6th from 2-4pm.
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Project Compost Meetings are at 6:00pm on Mondays, check it out!
- Real Food Week is happening this week! Check out our last post for the awesome activities

Music Playlist.
"Goin' Down South" by R.L. Burnside feat. Lyrics Born (A Bothered Mind on Fat Possum)
"I Ain't Got You" by Rosie Flores and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts (Girl of the Country on Bloodshot)
"Night Train to Memphis" performed by Bobby Hebb (From Where I Stand on Warner Brothers)
"Great Atomic Power" by Charlie Louvin (Charlie Louvin on Tompkins Square)

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