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The kNOw Youth Media Presents “Fresno Unified Fails at Sex Education”

The kNOw Youth Media presents “Fresno Unified Fails at Sex Education”, a roundtable discussion with sex education health advocates and high schoolers from Fresno. Kody Stoebig wrote and hosted the show. She is joined by Jasmine Leiva, a Health Educator with Fresno Barrios Unidos and Pheng Lor, a senior at Duncan Polytechnical High School. The […]

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Health For All Bill Addresses Uncle Sam’s ‘Failure,’ Says Senator

Originally posted to New America Media, by Viji Sundaram One-third of undocumented Californians earn enough to buy their own health insurance on the federal exchange, but Uncle Sam won’t let them, asserted Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens. That’s forcing them to make the costly decision to go to emergency rooms when their health deteriorates.“Allowing them […]

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Choua Thao: Female Hmong Veteran Reflects on Secret War

By Kyle Moua Choua Thao wasn’t like other Hmong girls. At the age of six, she believes she was the first Hmong girl in Laos to attend school and learn English. Her father, a regional chief, had seen other Laotian girls attend school and decided that his five children, too, should become educated. But it was […]

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Undocumented Youth on Constant “High Alert”

This story was originally published by New America Media. Story by Viji Sundaram. SAN FRANCISCO — Fear followed Alberto Velazquez every time he left the apartment he shared with his mother and siblings in Pomona, Calif.If he saw a cop walking on the sidewalk, he said, his first instinct was to turn around and walk […]

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Health For All Bill Passes Senate Committee

This story was originally published by New America Media. By Viji Sundaram. SACRAMENTO – After hearing heart-rending testimonials from three young undocumented immigrants who have seen first hand the havoc caused by not having access to health care, the Senate Health Committee yesterday voted 7-0 to provide health care to all Californians, regardless of their […]

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