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Human Rights

Award-Winning Border Film to Be Aired Nationwide

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014

Univision will be airing Who is Dayani Cristal? on September 6, 2014 at 6 PM/ 5 PM Central and on Fusion at 8 PM/7 Central on September 7 and 8 (check local listings) nationwide....

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Educational Equity

Welcome Back to School!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014

Alliance San Diego believes that every student deserves to have access to a quality public education that prepares them to be successful for college and career in the...

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Inclusive Democracy

DACA and Other Immigration News

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which offers temporary legal status and work permits for undocumented youth who qualify, has officially been in effect...

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Community Development

The Summer of Neighborhoods Rising

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014

This summer, Alliance San Diego took bold new steps in our efforts to mobilize for change through the Neighborhoods Rising Institute (NRI). The goal of the Neighborhoods Rising...

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Alliance Updates

Award-Winning Border Film to Be Aired Nationwide

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Univision will be airing Who is Dayani Cristal? on September 6, 2014 at 6 PM/ 5 PM Central and on Fusion at 8 PM/7 Central on September 7 and 8 (check local listings) nationwide. The Southern Border Communities Coalition is happy to partner with the the social impact team behind the Sundance award-winning film, “Who is Dayani Cristal?

Who is Dayani Cristal?” is an intimate examination of the journey of one migrant who perished in the Arizona desert, far from his native Honduras, with no real identification but a name tattooed over his heart. The film was produced by Marc Silver and features Gael García Bernal and weaves together real-life attempts to identify the migrant’s body with Bernal’s retracing of the journey he would have most likely taken through the “corridor del muerte” to reach the U.S. with hopes of improving the lives of his family.

Migrant deaths continue to be a tragic reality for border communities and should weigh on the consciousness of our society.

Rights Organizations Urge Obama to Reform Border Policies

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As the President readies a major immigration announcement, 76 organizations including the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) delivered a letter urging the Obama Administration to implement common-sense policy reforms in the borderlands as part of its “humane enforcement review” of the Department of Homeland Security.

The southern border region is home to tens of millions of residents whose rights are frequently abused by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). President Obama must not perpetuate second-class status for border communities: the time is now for comprehensive reforms addressing CBP’s scope of authority, improved transparency, and critical oversight and accountability measures.

The letter outlines priority policy recommendations designed to reform CBP, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency which is in crisis due to systemic problems, including widespread excessive force and corruption. Since 2010, for example, SBCC has tracked 29 incidents of deadly force by CBP officers and agents, yet not a single CBP agent has been held publicly accountable or prosecuted.

Welcome Back to School!

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Alliance San Diego believes that every student deserves to have access to a quality public education that prepares them to be successful for college and career in the 21st century.

This Fall, we will be tracking the implementation of San Diego Unified School District’s new graduation requirements that will affect the Class of 2016 and beyond. Our students deserve to have access to a curriculum that does not just challenge them to be our leaders for tomorrow, but also polishes their skills in diverse areas of study such as the arts and music.

To see if your high school student is on track to graduate from San Diego Unified School District, see if they meet the requirements here. If you have any questions or comments, contact Matt Yagyagan, Development Manager, at matthew@alliancesd.org.