News - La Cartita

UC Davis Chicano Doctoral Candidate Launches Cancer Project

Broad outline of project goals. Source: Alfonso Aranda

La Cartita (02/12/2018) --- Last year, Chicano/Mexicano doctoral student, Alfonso A. Aranda (Geography, UC Davis), launched a community-based participatory research project in the unincorporated, agricultural community of Knights Landing, CA. The study hopes to understand what constant exposure to toxins means to rural people in their everyday lives with the sub-aim of identifying variables for quantitative development (water, dust, air, etc.).

Culturally Relevant Study: Chicanos Take The Lead.

Besides advancing transdisciplinary conversations between humanities/social scientists and laboratory scientists, the project has nurtured a strong partnership between community leaders and undergraduate/graduate students. Together, academics and residents have framed hypotheses, validated research instruments, and collected data.

Through this collaborative effort, the aim is to help improve the health of residents by advancing environmental justice in the community. Study results will henceforth be shared with community members, local practitioners, county public health officials, and other corresponding regulatory agencies including CalEPA. From there, action-oriented activity will be further examined.

The project is receiving funding from the following groups: UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center, Floyd & Mary Schwall Dissertation Fellowship, Henry A. Jastro Endowment Program, UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences, Environmental Justice Graduate Student Award Program.

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String Of Attacks Against Mexican Activists

Guadalupe Campanur Tapia, an active member of the autonomous community of Cheran, Michoacan, México, was found dead on Tuesday.

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GHC Conference Booth: Whats App, Social Media With Heavy Presence

Dr. Berebichez speaks on difficulty of initiating path towards science.

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Guerrero: Understand One of Mexico's Centers for Political Conflict

This section covers one of Mexico's most deadly, but socially promising, regions.

Mexican Not Latino

What the Fuck Is NAFTA?

NAFTA has been opposed by labor and student organizations in Mexico, the US, and Canada.