SKCE’s Work Nationally Recognized by Education Trust

The Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality’s work was nationally recognized by the Education Trust (Ed Trust) in their 2012 Annual Report, which features a spread about the SKCE’s work and partnership with the Ed Trust. In it, the Coalition’s Executive Director Eduardo Angulo said:

“We have grassroots credibility and understanding. And, as organizers, we support and network with anyone who supports our mission. We want to get as much power on our side as we can.”

El Gobernador Kitzhaber firma en ley la propuesta 833 que otorga las tarjetas de conducir para indocumentados

El Gobernador Kitzhaber firma la propuesta SB 833 en Ley enfrente de miles de inmigrantes y apoyantes de inmigrantes en la Marcha del 1ro de Mayo. Noticias: El Hispanic News: Legisladores de Oregon otorgan derechos para conducir a los indocumentados

Gov. Kitzhaber signs Driver’s card bill at the May Day Rally

Governor Kitzhaber signs Senate Bill 833 into law in front of thousands immigrants and immigrant rights supporters on the steps of the Oregon Capitol. News coverage: The Oregonian: Salem May Day 2013  

“Raising the Bar” Gala Inspired with Youth Testimony

On April 24th, over a hundred people gathered for the Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality’s (SKCE) Raising the Bar Gala. The gala raised $10,000 and leveraged a $37,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation in support of SKCE’s youth leadership development programs (Lego Robotics, Video Production, and Mock Trial) and family literacy program Leyendo Avanzamos (Reading Together We Advance).

“I want to share a story about when I found my voice,” said Moises Mendoza, a youth who was empowered by SKCE’s programming and who shared his story. “I used to be afraid of the police, the courts, judges, and the law. Through Mock Trial, I realize I have a voice, and I can use the law to help others.” Moises was one of the four program participants who testified at the event.