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April 07, 2006

Migrant farmworkers and farmworker advocates throughout Florida will gather in Wimauma, Fla., on April 25 to participate in an event sponsored by Esperanza: The Immigrant Women's Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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April 06, 2006

Nearly a year after Mississippi officials promised to improve conditions at two state training schools, a federal court monitor reported few if any changes have actually been made.

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March 30, 2006

Neo-Nazis and anti-immigration extremists responded to a highly publicized wave of immigration reform demonstrations in major U.S. cities with open calls for terrorist violence, including truck bombs, machine gun attacks, and assassinations of U.S. senators and members of Congress.

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March 29, 2006

The Mississippi legislature yesterday passed a bill to fund community-based services for juvenile offenders and reform the state's juvenile justice system.

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March 20, 2006

Jeff Sapp, a Teaching Tolerance curriculum specialist and writer, presented the Center's award-winning education kit, One Survivor Remembers, to an education conference March 9 in Las Vegas. The kit tells the story of Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein.

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March 14, 2006

The Southern Poverty Law Center's newest initiative, Esperanza, is tackling the widespread problem of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace and giving immigrant women new hope.

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March 07, 2006

On Friday, two representatives of the Center's Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) were in Washington, D.C., to advocate for the rights of exploited post-Katrina workers on two fronts.

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February 24, 2006

Prominent civil rights activist Diane Nash, whose leadership spurred the sit-in movement and helped create the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s, said yesterday the Civil Rights Movement left a legacy for today: Ordinary people can bring about social change.

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February 21, 2006

About 100 men, women and children gathered on the Capitol steps Sunday to mark the seventh anniversary of the death of Billy Jack Gaither and to rally for gay rights.

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