By Vona Van Cleef, Retired EPISD school librarian and treasurer, Friends of the Library, Main When the COVID-19 pandemic hit El Paso in March, the City closed the libraries. In early May, 137 of the library system’s 156 employees (88%) were furloughed or terminated. That number amounts to 30% of the total 450 City employees… Read More Restore Our Libraries With More Vigor
El Paso Politics recently reported, that El Paso immigration judges are among the worst in the nation for asylum seekers. Various news outlets are reporting that justice department officials drove the immigration policy of separating children from their parents as part of the Trump Administration surge to control the border. The New York Times states… Read More El Paso Was Pilot Program For Child Separations
The COVID-19 Pandemic is hurting libraries and library workers. Cities are responding by furloughing workers which will have long-lasting effects on our communities. Friends of the Library groups in El Paso have joined together to show solidarity in support of libraries and library workers. This series will feature voices from community members who believe Libraries are… Read More Reopen El Paso Public Libraries
El Paso, TX – On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. local educators, school staff, unions and community organizations will lead a caravan and teach-in to advocate for an adequate COVID-19 safety plan at the YISD Administrative Offices, located at 9600 Sims Drive. The local action is in unity and solidarity with the nation-wide effort Demand… Read More FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Protect Teachers, Students & Families, Reopen Schools SAFELY for the Community
By Isela Acihuatl Laca The initial Calaveras appeared and were published in 1879, for those that may be uncertain of what a literary Calavera may be. The newspaper El Socialista de Guadalajara published the first Calaveras that, during those times, were frequently censored because they were perceived as a means to express political and social… Read More Calavera Time!
If the debacle of Tuesday’s presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump isn’t enough to convince you that America is severely politically divided, then there is nothing that will get you to go vote. But if you are now convinced that you need to cast a vote on November 3, then next week has… Read More Register To Vote