GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Graduated Another Class of Latino Leaders at Georgia State University’s Goizueta Scholars Program

GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Graduated Another Class of Latino Leaders at Georgia State University’s Goizueta Scholars Program

Milestone Surpassed with over 500 GIL Alumni Achieved
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(Atlanta, GA): April 22, 2016 –  GALEO graduated 25 new leaders from the GALEO Institute for Leadership and the partnership with Georgia State University’s Goizueta Scholars program.  This is the third cohort of Goizueta Scholars which have graduated from the GALEO Institute for Leadership, which had 16 young women and 9 young men.  Goizueta scholars are required to participate in leadership development training during their sophomore year at Georgia State University.  The graduation luncheon was held today, April 22, 2016, at Georgia State University.

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Intern Perspective on GA’s Legislative Session

By GALEO Student Intern, Brenda Lopez

To be honest, coming into this internship I was under the impression that lawmaking in Georgia went on year round. I was not aware that there is a forty-day session for bill introductions and lawmaking, but it seems that I chose the right time to apply for the internship since it was during this year’s legislative session. This gave me an opportunity to learn more about Georgia: the way things function within the capitol, the amount of people it takes to intimidate a senator from coming to a committee hearing, and the importance of lobbyist and non-profit organizations like GALEO.

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Press Release: GALEO 9th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest Winners Announced: Celebration Marking Cesar Chavez Birthday at the State Capitol on March 31st

Press Release:  GALEO 9th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest Winners Announced:  Celebration Marking Cesar Chavez Birthday at the State Capitol on March 31st

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2016

Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580.

(Atlanta, GA) GALEO is proud to announce details for the 9th Annual Cesar Chavez Ceremony. The nationally known nonprofit is hosting the event at the Georgia State Capitol, located at 206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Angela Saxton: How has Cesar Chavez influenced your life and what impact will his work have on your future?

2016 Cesar Chavez Essay Contest, 1st place Winner, Adult Category

How has Cesar Chavez influenced your life and what impact will his work have on your future?

By:  Angela Saxton, Atlanta, GA

 

My introduction to the Civil Rights Movement began early, with conversations on the couch with my father discussing what it means to be “of color” in the USA. In my early years of education the civil rights movement was presented to me as three paragraphs in my history book. While in college violent images of the movement were burned into my growing conscious and cognizant mind; as a student seeking the experiences of civil right leaders through the academic disciplines of African American Lit and Ethnic studies. Caesar Chavez was one civil rights leader that helped me understand the breadth of the movement and its impact on the identity of those that constitute working America. Caesar Chavez’s leadership in labor organizing for farm workers prompted in me, vivid memories of my first high school job where I received my first lesson in the colors of inequality, justice and change.

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Melissa Medrano: Why Should we have a Holiday honoring Cesar Chavez?

2016 Cesar Chavez Essay Contest 1st place Winner, ESOL Category

Why Should we have a Holiday honoring Cesar Chavez?

by Melissa Medrano, Chestatee High School, Gainesville, GA

Cesar Chavez’s legacy is everywhere and his contributions to this country should not be forgotten. The United States government should implement a national holiday honoring Cesar for his important contributions to ensure that the millions of people who bring safe, healthy foods to the American people were treated fairly. Society should know who stood up and broke the silence for those who were not considered to have rights.

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Sthefany Pedraza Jaimes: How has Cesar Chavez influenced your life and what impact will his work have on your future?

2016 Cesar Chavez Essay Contest 1st Place Winner, High School Category
How has Cesar Chavez influenced your life and what impact will his work have on your future?

By:  Sthefany Pedraza Jaimes, Chestatee High School, Gainesville, GA

Cesar Chavez has a place of admiration and respect not only from me but also from those people who like his example, want to overcome and live in an environment of peace. The history and legacy of Cesar Chavez begins near Yuma, Arizona, where he was born o n March 31, 1927. He moved to California where he had to work, as many of immigrants do, in the fields, to support his family. During the time he worked in the fields, he found the reason what he would dedicate his life on, try to obtain rights for farm workers. Rights such as lower wages and better working conditions.

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Georgia Civil Rights Leaders Urge Their Senators to Do Their Job on Supreme Court Nominee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2016
Contact: Scott Simpson, 202.466.2061, Simpson@civilrights.org

Georgia Civil Rights Leaders Urge Their Senators to Do Their Job on Supreme Court Nominee

ATLANTA – Today, Georgia civil rights leaders conducted a press call to urge their senators, David Perdue and Johnny Isakson, to give a fair hearing and a timely vote for the forthcoming nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Press Release: Georgia Legislature moves forward ‘Trump-like’ anti-immigrant agenda

Press Release:  Georgia Legislature moves forward ‘Trump-like’ anti-immigrant agenda

Georgia will be seen internationally as hostile to foreigners and foreign investment
Press Release

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2016

Media Contact: Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO,jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580.

(Atlanta, GA) Three anti-immigrant bills on GALEO’s legislative agenda advanced in their respective chamber by the crossover deadline. Senate Bill 6 and Senate Resolution 675 passed out of the Georgia Senate on February 29th and House Bill 781 passed out of the Georgia House on February 26th.

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, said, “The anti-immigrant legislative package which has moved forward will paint Georgia as an unwelcoming state, which shuns foreigners. This is not good for Georgia’s economic development efforts at all.”

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