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Harbor City hosts

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The Harbor City Community Job Center received over 100 workers for a historic march.

The walk began at 7 in the morning at the Center in Wilmington, CA.

At around 8 in the morning, a press conference took place where Martha Arevalo, Executive Director of CARECEN, and Pablo Alvarado of NDLON along with the workers welcomed everyone and thanked them for joining in on the event.

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Harbor City hosts
29 Jun 2014 - 7:53pm

The Harbor City Community Job Center received over 100 workers for a historic march.

The walk began at 7 in the morning at the Center in Wilmington, CA.

At around 8 in the morning, a press conference took place where Martha Arevalo, Executive Director of CARECEN, and Pablo Alvarado of NDLON along with the workers welcomed everyone and thanked them for joining in on the event.

At the beginning of the walk, the Harbor City workers walked to the offices of Councilmember Joe Buscaino to deliver a letter in which they invited him to collaborate in finding solutions for the preservation of the centers. During this walk, the rest of the workers also visited the offices of Councilmembers Curren Price and Gil Cedillo.

The walk had an approximate distance of 25 miles and there were no reports of dehydration of medical attention.

The workers demonstrated once more what they are willing to do to find solutions to the demands they have made to receive respect and equality as workers that contribute to the nation.

The walk concluded on the steps of the Los Angeles City Hall where workers, organizers and directors of NDLON, CARECEN and IDEPSCA publically recognized the work that each of the walkers did during the walk.

It is important to mention that there needs to be more than just recognition for those older workers that walked from beginning to end. 

Carlos Días----Harbor City

Carmen Santos----Harbor City

Ranferi Velázquez----Harbor City

José Isabel Sandoval---Harbor City

Arturo López----Harbor City

Zohel Flores---Harbor City

Raúl Salinas----Downtown

José Galindo----Downtown

William Miranda---Cypress

David Gómez----Cypress

Miguel Zapata---El Monte

María Gurrola---Pasadena

Emilio Reséndiz—Carecen

Juan Muñoz----Carecen

Noé ----Pasadena

Teodoro---Pasadena

Moisés Hernández---Hollywood

Miguel Murcia--- Hollywood

Carlos Illescas----Hollywood

 

 

 

Luis Valentan, popular communicator, reading his reality to write his story for history.

 

Day Laborer Groups share their experiences

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On May 3rd, day of the Santa Cruz, is the day construction workers are celebrated in Mexico.

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Day Laborer Groups share their experiences
30 Jun 2014 - 2:34pm

On May 3rd, day of the Santa Cruz, is the day construction workers are celebrated in Mexico.

Today, workers from different Centers shared their experiences and offered mutual support.

This event was organized in preparation for the worker march from Harbor City to Los Angeles City Hall. This walk will be a total of 25 miles during which workers, organizers and community volunteers will demand the respect workers deserve for the contributions they makes every day.

Day laborer transport

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Day laborer transport is economic and healthy.

They don’t have to depend on the inefficient public transportation of the City of Los Angeles.

They don’t contaminate, quickly arrive at nearby jobs and save money.

They also demonstrate their strength to stand the challenges life has granted them.

However, there is always the risk of accidents with distracted drivers.

Day laborer transport is just a bike, a necessary tool.

 

 

Luis Valentan, independent popular communicator writing his reality for history.

 

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Day laborer transport
29 Jun 2014 - 8:55pm

Day laborer transport is economic and healthy.

They don’t have to depend on the inefficient public transportation of the City of Los Angeles.

They don’t contaminate, quickly arrive at nearby jobs and save money.

They also demonstrate their strength to stand the challenges life has granted them.

However, there is always the risk of accidents with distracted drivers.

Day laborer transport is just a bike, a necessary tool.

 

 

Luis Valentan, independent popular communicator writing his reality for history.

 

Surfing

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A couple of days ago, I went to Venice Beach, place where the majority of you know is full of color, folklore and fun.

On this occasion, I saw something new. A group of older people, somewhere between 60 and 70 years of age, were participating in an activity I had only previously seen done by younger people. Looking at this, it is evident it requires strength, equilibrium and skill, something that may not be as easy for older people, yet is not impossible.

I observed emotion on these persons at being able to participate in activities often left to the young.

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Surfing
29 Jun 2014 - 8:37pm

A couple of days ago, I went to Venice Beach, place where the majority of you know is full of color, folklore and fun.

On this occasion, I saw something new. A group of older people, somewhere between 60 and 70 years of age, were participating in an activity I had only previously seen done by younger people. Looking at this, it is evident it requires strength, equilibrium and skill, something that may not be as easy for older people, yet is not impossible.

I observed emotion on these persons at being able to participate in activities often left to the young.

I began to think that maybe these older persons did not have the opportunity to do these activities for one reason of another when younger. Today they allow themselves that opportunity that brings them passion and that proves it’s never too late to try.

This is the attitude I will soon carry myself.

   

 

Luis Valentan, popular communicator, reading his reality to write his story for history.

 

Volunteers and Day Laborers

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Workers and volunteers learn new ways to communicate the necessitates of the workers in the worker centers of IDEPSCA.

Each time the UCLA students come to the worker centers to interact with the workers, they leave with a good impression especially since the workers give encouragement to continue studying and learning more about what is happening in the community.

The students ask these questions about the workers:

Do you have children?

How old?

What do they do?

And the workers respond:

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Volunteers and Day Laborers
29 Jun 2014 - 6:06pm

Workers and volunteers learn new ways to communicate the necessitates of the workers in the worker centers of IDEPSCA.

Each time the UCLA students come to the worker centers to interact with the workers, they leave with a good impression especially since the workers give encouragement to continue studying and learning more about what is happening in the community.

The students ask these questions about the workers:

Do you have children?

How old?

What do they do?

And the workers respond:

Yes, I have children and they are about your age. I’d love to see them carrying out the same good activities you do and studying with a goal to graduate to later have a better life than that which we have offered them.

It is often something not every student can resist and the knot in their throath and teary eyes are evident, possibly because they share a similar history in the case of their own parents.

I think that each person we interact with may become a connection that in the future can reference our successes.

 

 

 

Luis Valentan, popular communicator, reading his reality to write his story for history.

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