The 23rd Day 0f the 3rd month, in the second year of the C-19 era. Dateline El Paso Texas … Home of the Amigo Man! H. W. “Bill” Sparks The world was already awake and a half-step ahead of me when I awoke this morning. The air outside was crisp and the skies were clear… Read More Dateline El Paso Texas … Home of the Amigo Man!
By Eva Ross 1889 Nelly Bly visits El Paso and Mexico writes pamphlet Six Months in Mexico. 1892 Sisters of St.Vicent de Paul purchase land for Hotel Dieu Hospital in El Paso, TX. 1894 Mary I. Stanton establishes first children’s library in the U.S in El Paso, TX. 1909 YWCA opened in… Read More El Paso Women’s History Timeline, One Version, March 1, 2021
SEEDS for Change, in collaboration with Mount Allison University and Framingham State University, are pleased to host las Krudxs Cubensi, as part of the Learning Without Border Initiative. Please share it among interested parties. Topic: Maternizando lo patriarcado (event in Spanish) Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2021 Time: 2:30pm (Atlantic Time, Canada) Registration is required: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuc-6orjMiHtd8C1YRVf5LaR38oxVzYBhh About Las… Read More SEEDS for Change: Learning Without Borders
The WILL Empower Apprenticeship Program is a paid opportunity for recent college graduates and rank-and-file activists to explore what it’s like to work for the labor and workers’ justice movement, and to gain the skills and knowledge needed to begin making a difference. The Apprenticeship Program allows movement organizations to invest in the next generation… Read More WILL Empower is now recruiting the next generation of activists and apprenticeship host sites in preparation for its Fall 2021 class of apprentices
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Public Affairs DHS Announces Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases WASHINGTON – Building on a series of Executive Orders last week, the Biden Administration is announcing another step in our phased strategy to reform the nation’s immigration system. Beginning on February 19, the Department… Read More DHS Announces Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases
By Marshall Carter-Tripp We are currently being urged to ask for curbside delivery of a book, to show our interest and support for the libraries. Let’s consider what this might mean. People with inadequate access to the internet, in many poor neighborhoods of El Paso, are unable to locate books and order them. And if… Read More Curbside service is NOT “re-opening the libraries!”
By Vona Van Cleef I am writing, once again, about what seems to be the City’s policy of cutting corners on El Paso’s cultural amenities and educational opportunities. For what? Spray parks? This seems a bit frivolous, doesn’t it, when libraries and museums are closed for want of funds? The latest assault on culture and… Read More To Whomever It May Concern, and I hope it concerns you all!
CHAMIZAL PARENTS HIGHLY CONCERNED EPISD DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO OPEN SAFE SCHOOLS Douglass parents will hold a Press Conference Friday January 29, 2021 at 1pm via Zoom, to Demand Safe Schools! Children have returned to school in Douglas without a good health plan and this puts our entire community at risk. They are not… Read More FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASED January 27, 2021 SAN MARCOS, TX – Award-winning author Sergio Troncoso, a son of Mexican immigrants who is now regarded as a major American writer from the American Southwest, has donated his literary papers to the Wittliff Collections. Born and raised in the El Paso neighborhood of Ysleta, Troncoso is a novelist, essayist, and… Read More Sergio Troncoso Donates his Archive to The Wittliff
U.S. and Mexico Must Work Jointly to Restore Asylum Access and Center Human Rights, Safety in Migration Policies January 26, 2021 WOLA condemns and expresses its profound sorrow at the discovery of 19 murder victims in a burned truck in the northern Mexican border state of Tamaulipas on January 22. The victims are believed to be Guatemalan migrants, based… Read More WOLA Statement – Reported Massacre of 19 People Underscores Dangers Faced by Migrants in Mexico