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From the Guardian: Washington state’s Latinos find ‘politics has not changed with the population’

The State of the State, Professor Apostolidis, community partners, legislators and advocates all cited in the Guardian’s new piece on Latino politics in Washington State. Read it here at Guardian World News. “In the apple- and grape-laden Yakima valley in southern Washington state, Latinos drawn here by fruit-picking jobs have become the fastest growing sector of […]

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Update: Media Coverage of our Research

       See these links below for reports about our research in local and state-wide news outlets! Report from Walla Walla’s Whitman College criticizes Secure Communities program – (Tri-City Herald, Feb 17, 2012)   Northwest Hispanics Use Word-of-Mouth, Communities To Access Services – (OPB News, Feb 16, 2012)   Whitman College students take on Latino research […]

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State of the State News Conference

  On February 16th, The State of the State for Washington Latinos held a successful public outreach press for local media organizations. Present at the press conference were representatives from the Walla Walla Union Bulletin, KNDO/KNDU TV News, OPB News, and The Whitman Pioneer. We would like to sincerely thank all of these organizations for […]

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The Politics of Immigration, Labor and Food – Paul Apostolidis

Mexican immigrants have endured both physical and emotional trauma to cross the border into the United States, only to find themselves working in some of America’s most dangerous industries, like meatpacking. Paul Apostolidis discussed American immigration reform through the stories of immigrant meatpackers. He explained how these immigrants protected themselves during hazardous factory work, how […]

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State of the State Student to Join Governor’s Advisory Board

Thanks to her exemplary research with the State of the State for Washington Latinos, Whitman student Estela Vasquez has been invited to serve as a member of the Education Advisory Board of Governor Gregoire’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities. There, Vasquez will be able to draw on the extensive research from both her own experience and […]

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