Needle and thread: Quilting the migrant experience

By Julia Blumberg/El Inde The Migrant Quilt Project was started in 2007. Each quilt is meant to memorialize the people who lost their lives crossing the desert, the identified and the desconocidos. It now has a home at the Arizona History Museum. Julia Blumberg has this story. Music: Siddhartha Corsus, A Song for Peace https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Siddhartha/let-there-be-peace/a-song-for-peace…

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Teachers union calls for $1.7 billion in new school funding

By Gloria Gomez/UA Don Bolles Fellow/AZ Mirror PHOENIX — With legislators still undecided on how to spend the record $5.3 billion dollar budget surplus, the Arizona Education Association, the state’s largest teacher’s union, is demanding massive increases in education funding. Heather Ayers, president of the Isaac District Association and a teacher at Joseph Zito Elementary School…

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With abortion rights in jeopardy, fears of less freedom for women spur protest

By Gloria Gomez/UA Don Bolles Fellow/AZ Mirror PHOENIX — From a legal perspective, the implications of overturning abortion rights and the landmark Roe v. Wade decision are worrying, said Erin Maher.  “The way constitutional law is built is like building blocks,” the recent law school graduate explained.  Legal decisions are stacked on top of previous ones, and…

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El sueño mexicano

Por Marery Ruiz/El Inde Por décadas, los migrantes han tenido a los Estados Unidos como su punto final para cumplir sus sueños, dejando sus vidas y a sus familias atrás. ¿Pero qué pasa con los migrantes que deciden quedarse en México? Esta es la historia de Yunaysi, una cubana con el sueño mexicano. Creditos: Audios…

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