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Bringing to our attention local and global issues which at their core are part of Catholic Social Teaching.

Bringing to our attention local and global issues which at their core are part of Catholic Social Teaching.
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United States

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Bringing to our attention local and global issues which at their core are part of Catholic Social Teaching.

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Episodes

Looking at Social Justice #55 Dolores Huerta, Labor Leader: The Dolores Huerta Foundation- Si, se puede, now as much as ever.

9/4/2019
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Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers and Founder and President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation shares with Jim Grant being arrested in solidarity with the IHSS and SEIU 2015 Caregivers at the Fresno County Board of Supervisors Meeting on August 20, 2019. After that, she'll describe various aspects of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, including Civic Engagement, Census 2020 work, Education Justice, the Schools and Communities First Initiative, Vecinos Unidos, Disarm Hate, and...

Duration:00:28:13

Looking at Social Justice #54: Felipe Perez, Miembro del Concilio de la Ciudad de Firebaugh: El Censo 2020 y su jornada personal de Fe y Justicia Social

9/4/2019
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Felipe Pérez, Miembro del Concilio de la Ciudad de Firebaugh comparte con Jim Grant la importance del Censo 2020 y por que tenemos que hacer todo lo posible para conseguir un cuento total, puesto que tanto depende de esto. También compartirá su jornada personal de Fe y la importancia de la Justicia Social en su vida personal y profesional.

Duration:00:28:11

Looking at Social Justice #53: Zach Darrah, Exec. Dir. Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministry: Refugees Locally and the U.S.A.'s Response to the Global Refugee Crisis, Part 2

9/3/2019
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In a return visit, Zach Darrah, Exec. Dir. of Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministry shares with Jim Grant an update on the staff, volunteers and work that he is directing and guiding as FIRM's response to the Refugee Crisis globally and locally.

Duration:00:28:11

Looking at Social Justice #52: Kevin Hamilton, Executive Director, Central California Asthma Collaborative: Asthma! On the Rise! Why?!

8/16/2019
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Kevin Hamilton introduces us to the Central California Asthma Collaborative and discusses with Jim Grant the gravity of the rise of asthma here in the San Joaquin Valley, and its effects on adults and children. He'll discuss the effect of air pollution on those suffering with asthma, and dispel myths about and share resources to deal with asthma.

Duration:00:28:18

Looking at Social Justice #51: Liza Apper, OblOSB: Catholic Worker Prayer Vigil at Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center

8/16/2019
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Liza Apper, Co-founder of Fresno's St. Benedict Catholic Worker shares with Jim Grant the Prayer Vigil to be held at the Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center in Bakersfield on August 22, 2019 @ 12:00. We will be joining her Catholic Worker friend Calia Kammer who will end her walk from Manzanar to Bakersfield in solidarity with migrants at this critical time in our nation's history. Liza and Calia will create and preside over the prayer which we hope people from the Diocese of Fresno will be able...

Duration:00:28:21

Looking at Social Justice #50 Daniel O'Connell, Ph.D.: The Struggle for an Agrarian Democracy

8/16/2019
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Dr. Daniel O'Connell is the Exec. Dir. of the Central Valley Partnership, a regional progressive network of activists, community leaders and organizations spanning the southern San Joaquin Valley. In his conversation with Jim Grant, he'll share briefly the narrative arc of his forthcoming book (to be co-authored with Cornell University Professor Scott Peters). He'll share how the research topic, doctoral scholarship and forthcoming book emerged and developed. He'll discuss contributions of...

Duration:00:28:19

Looking at Social Justice #49: Jody Ketcheside, Deputy Regional Director, Turning Point of Central California: The Welcome Center

7/25/2019
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Jody Ketcheside, Deputy Regional Director, Turning Point of Central California shares with Jim Grant her work with Turning Point and the Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care. The main part of the conversation will focus on the opening of The Welcome Center, a low barrier triage center model shelter serving people experiencing homelessness in Fresno County.

Duration:00:28:11

Looking at Social Justice #48: Esmeralda Santos, Direct Representation Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense

7/25/2019
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Esmeralda Santos, Direct Representation Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) shares with Jim Grant her personal and professional commitment to advocate in favor of Unaccompanied Immigrant and Refugee Children in San Francisco and the Central Valley. She'll introduce her audience to KIND, which serves as the leading organization for the protection of childrenwho enter the US imigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without...

Duration:00:28:19

Looking at Social Justice #47: Kaya Herron, Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerece: Census 2020 Update

7/25/2019
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Kaya Herron, Government Affairs Liaison for the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerece shares with Jim Grant an update on the urgency of Census 2020 and the work of the Fresno County Complete Count Committee to engage the entire community in this important project which will determine so much about stae and national representation in government, and the amount of funding for all of us living in the United States. Kaya is a co-chair of the FCCCC, and will share the latest information...

Duration:00:29:17

Looking at Social Justice #46: Gregorio Barboza, Homeless Update from the Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care

7/25/2019
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Gregorio Barboza, member of the Bishops' Homeless Advocacy Committee and environmental justice advocate shares with Jim Grant his commitment to homeless ministry through his very active involvement with the Fresno-Madera Continuum of Care. Besides the concrete ways the FMCoC is addressing the homeless crisis in Fresno and Madera, he'll share his commitment to environmental issues which he has long been involved in personally and professionally.

Duration:00:28:22

Looking at Social Justice #45: Captain Mark Salazar, Fresno Police Department and Aaron Foster, Faith in the Valley: Advance Peace, Gang Violence and Policing in Southwest Fresno

7/19/2019
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Captain Mark Salazar, Fresno Police Department and Aaron Foster,community organizer with Faith in the Valley, share with Jim Grant their commitment that "the kid that lives in the 400 block of West Strother should feel as safe as the kid that lives iat Champlain and Perrin". Captain Salazar will share his policing experience and philosophy regarding gangs and violence and Aaron Foster, who works with the Captain will make his case again for Advance Peace as necessary for Fresno if we are to...

Duration:00:28:41

Looking at Social Justice #44: Ariana Martinez-Lott: Valley Watch Network: Responding to our brothers and sisters in this time of immigration threats

7/19/2019
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Ariana Martinez-Lott. Coordinator-Community Organizer with Faith in the Valley's Valley Watch Network shares with Jim Grant the commitment of Faith in the Valley to encounter and accompany the immigrant community of the San Joaquin Valley at this time of ICE raids and deportations. She'll introduce us to parishes working with her in Know Your Rights workshops and other training sessions for those most vulnerable at this time.

Duration:00:28:12

Looking at Social Justice #43: Kevin Hall, Labor, Political and Community Organizer: The Politics of Climate Change, Part 2

7/17/2019
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Kevin Hall continues discussing with Jim Grant Rep. Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez' warning that we have 11 years left to save the planet and ourselves. Her solution: the Green New Deal, driven by a youth-led political awakening unlike any in U.S. history. Here in the San Joaquin Valley, elected officials play a pivotal role in the fight to combat climate change. Kevin will explore the politics of climate change in the San Joaquin Valley, from local water districts and cities to our state capital...

Duration:00:28:30

Looking at Social Justice #42: Kevin Hall, Labor, Political and Community Organizer: The Politics of Climate Change, Part 1

7/17/2019
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Kevin Hall continues discussing with Jim Grant Rep. Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez' warning that we have 11 years left to save the planet and ourselves. Her solution: the Green New Deal, driven by a youth-led political awakening unlike any in U.S. history. Here in the San Joaquin Valley, elected officials play a pivotal role in the fight to combat climate change. Kevin will explore the politics of climate change in the San Joaquin Valley, from local water districts and cities to our state capital...

Duration:00:28:14

Looking at Social Justice #41: Esmeralda Soria, Fresno City Councilwoman: SEIU2015 Caregivers , Fresno County, and the City of Fresno

7/12/2019
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Fresno Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria shares with Jim Grant her personal and her family's commitment to SEIU 2015 and In Home Supportive Services. We'll discuss the urgency of the County Board of Supervisors agreeing to a raise fro the 17,775 IHSS providers serving 17,900 low-income seniors and persons with disabilities in Fresno County. As time allows we'll discuss the future of Fresno (new mayor and new police chief) and her position on Advance Peace.

Duration:00:28:22

Looking at Social Justice #40: Dr. Stephen Morris: Civic Education, Race and Equity

7/12/2019
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Dr. Stephen Morris shares with Jim Grant around the themes of Civic Education, Race and Equity as integral parts of the Civic Education Center which he and Dr. John Minkler continue to collaborate on. He'll highlight some of his research on school choice, segregation and equity; Higher Education aspirations of Latino Males; the effectiveness of supplemental educational services (SES); and parent involvement. Dr. Morris specializes in solving complex issues regarding equity and diversity in...

Duration:00:28:38

Looking at Social Justice #39: Vincent Lavery, former member of Peace Fresno and Fresno Center for Nonviolence : Vincent Lavery- He's Back!

7/12/2019
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Vincent Lavery, a former member of Peace Fresno and Fresno Center for Nonviolence shares with Jim Grant his reflections on the state of global social justice from his vantage point of Ireland, where he has lived for the past 15 years. He is visiting his Fresno friends as they celebrate 50 years of resistance to injustice and violence, local and global.

Duration:00:28:11

Loking at Social Justice #38: Barbara Ronsley, paralegal, and Bao Thao, Paralegal, Central California Legal Services: Know Your Rights- Subsidized Housing

7/12/2019
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Paralegals Barbara Ronsley and Bao Thao share with Jim Grant how Central California Legal Services helps the community in the all important issue of Subsidized Housing. They'll describe the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program, as well as the Housing Assistance Payment Contract (HAP). They'll clarify tenants' rights and responsibilities, as well as landlords' obligations. We'll learn how Section 8 benefits both tenants and landlords, and find out what happens if a tenant receives a...

Duration:00:28:14

Looking at Social Justice #37: Tran Nguyen, Staff Attorney, and Lupe Cazarez, Paralegal, Central California Legal Services: Know Your Rights- Medical Debt

7/12/2019
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Staff Attorney Tran Nguyen and Lupe Cazarez, Paralegal share with Jim Grant how their Health Consumer Team at Central California Legal Services helps the community in the areas of Health Insurance, Health Care, and Medical Debt. In English and Spanish they will discuss Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Covered California. Their Medical and Hospital Billing and Medical Debt Litigation will also be described, as well as services they can't provide.

Duration:00:28:11

Looking at Social Justice #36: Liza Apper, OblOSB, MPS: St. Benedict Catholic Worker

6/13/2019
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Liza Apper, Co-founder of Fresno's St. Benedict Catholic Worker shares with Jim Grant her personal and professional commitment to serving all in the spirit and manner of Dorothy Day. She will introduce us to Dorothy, her movement, and how Liza and her husband Bryan have made their home a Catholic Worker Center, and their lives a commitment to all that Dorothy Day believed in and worked for.

Duration:00:28:36