Guest Contributor

Statement Opposing Professor Skeel’s Selection as Winner of the Beacon Award for His Service on the Financial Oversight and Management Board

We, the undersigned students of Penn Law, oppose Professor David Skeel’s selection as the recipient of the Beacon Award for his service on Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board.

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 4:32 PM

My Quest for a Latinx Community With Good Schools

No parent should have to worry about their children’s education being under-resourced because they want to be part of a diverse community.

  • Mar 21, 2019
  • 3:44 PM

How Border Communities Support One Another

While Trump’s razor wire, rhetoric, and “national emergency” are an unwelcome and menacing display of fear and deception, U.S.-Mexico border communities will always be linked and continue to provide socorro for one another.

  • Mar 20, 2019
  • 11:41 AM

A Call to the United States Congress to Save the University of Puerto Rico

A group of organizations belonging to the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and Puerto Rican communities called upon the United States Congress to save UPR from the crisis that has been caused by austerity measures imposed by the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board (FOMB).

  • Mar 13, 2019
  • 8:23 PM

The Wall Is Here: Fighting Everyday Racism, Hate at Work (OPINION)

I heard something I did not expect to hear from a patient as part of my bedside care.

  • Mar 8, 2019
  • 10:22 AM

The ‘Loser Teachers’ Who Keep Immigrant Communities Together

Donald Trump Jr.’s words were insulting not only to those who teach our children, but those who care for them following disasters, whether those disasters are natural or manmade.

  • Mar 1, 2019
  • 12:57 PM

A Local Wells Fargo Bank in Georgia Refused to Cash My Hurricane María Insurance Check Because It Was Written in Spanish

“You are in an English-speaking country,” the assistant manager says. “We need the check in English.”

  • Feb 24, 2019
  • 3:51 PM

ACLU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of U.S. Citizens Detained for Speaking Spanish 

“It’s unconstitutional to detain people just because of their language, accent, or color of their skin,” said Cody Wofsy, staff attorney with the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.

  • Feb 15, 2019
  • 1:45 PM

Letter From the Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

“The only road to Mumia’s freedom —and, in point of fact, the only reason he is even alive today— is mass organization.”

  • Feb 13, 2019
  • 11:27 AM

Freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Open Letter to the Organizers and Attendees of the 2019 Rebellious Lawyering Conference

The Directors of RebLaw and all of those in a position to act on our demands.

  • Feb 1, 2019
  • 10:32 AM

In Solidarity With Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Djesika Bel Watson, and Stefani Echeverría-Fenn

These instances of racist and discriminatory practices in academic spaces are not new.

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 3:25 PM

Latino Leaders Demand More From NBC, Brokaw and Meet the Press for Xenophobic Comments

It is unacceptable that a major network news program would give a platform to one of their most well respected personalities to repeat and extend these untrue and harmful stereotypes to Latinos.

  • Jan 28, 2019
  • 1:44 PM

Puerto Rican and Allied Groups Decry Trump’s Plan to Raid Disaster Funds

“Trump’s proposal is an abominable sleight of hand.”

  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 3:34 PM

An Open Letter to the University of Puerto Rico Administration, Faculty, and Students, and to All Concerned Public Officials

“We write to express our alarm at the draconian budget cuts being imposed on the University of Puerto Rico by the Fiscal Oversight Management Board (FOMB) with the acquiescence of government and university authorities.”

  • Dec 4, 2018
  • 3:03 PM

An Open Letter to the Phoenix Community: Daniel Valenzuela Cannot Be City’s Next Mayor

It brings us no pleasure to publicly oppose him.

  • Oct 22, 2018
  • 10:45 AM

Structural Disenfranchisement in US Territories Has Consequences

My hope is that the time has finally arrived to have a national conversation about the continued denial of voting rights to nearly four million Americans.

  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 3:37 PM

The Rodríguez Sánchez Genocide Trial: Verdict Expected September 26

The trial court is expected to deliver its ruling later that day.

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 8:18 AM

Traveling on Coal’s Death Route: From Puerto Rico’s Jobos Bay to La Guajira, Colombia

Cerrejón’s motto, “responsible mining,” seems far removed from the realities we witnessed.

  • Aug 14, 2018
  • 12:27 PM

An Open Letter to the NAACP About Puerto Rico

The struggles for justice in the United States must include decolonization and national self-determination for Puerto Rico, and at least partial reparation for the misdeeds of colonial rule.

  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 6:24 PM

Not In My Name: A Conscientious Objector and Former Employee From the Morrison Center Speaks Up Against the Children Imprisonment in Support of a Coalition Demanding Audit

“During my time working in that program, I was witness to many violations of the rights of immigrant children and families by ICE, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the government contractors who run these programs including my former employer.”

  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 11:22 AM

Letter from Refugee Parents with Separated Families in Response to the New Executive Order from the U.S. President

This new order is a strategy of the president to silence and intimidate immigrants who know and demand their rights.

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1:07 PM