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  • Op-ed written by Katarina Sayally, CURYJ DBB fellow. The Imprint | June 21, 2021 | View article

  • “Mario’s life was ended, he was murdered by the police. It was unnecessary, it was result of white supremacy it’s a result of the culture of policing and once again we don’t need police protection, we need protection from the police,” Galvis said.

    ABC 10| April 28, 2021 | View article

  • “How do you take a healthy person in custody who has no health problems and then they mysteriously die? There’s not an uncanny correlation. It’s obvious he was murdered by Alameda police,” George Galvis said.

    KQED| April 22, 2021 | View article

  • Black, Latino, Asian Americans are raising money and helping to escort senior citizens who might not feel safe.

    NBC News | February 19, 2021 | View article

  • Evelyn Canal, Dream Beyond Bars fellow and advocate for incarcerated youth, recounts what it was like wearing a monitor and now fights for young people’s rights while in the system.



    NBC News | July 25, 2021 | View article

  • Protesters call for early release for some inmates; vaccine distribution clouds debate

    East Bay Times | January 31, 2021 | View article

  • Panel discussion moderated by Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, with Xochtil Larios of CURYJ, Pastor Mike McBride of Live Free, and Zach Norris of the Ella Baker Center.

    Alameda County Library | January 27,2021 | View panel discussion

  • “Growing up in elementary school and middle school, as we were taught about Dr. King, we were taught this co-opted, sanitized, whitewashed version of Dr. King that was really meant about social control, it was about behaving well, it was about assimilation,” Galvis said.

    San Francisco Public Press | January 18, 2021 | View article

  • Interview with former Dream Beyond Bars Coordinator, Daniel Mendoza

    Bioneers | View article

  • Oakland activists and advocates compare today’s treatment of pro-Trump insurrectionists with what they’ve witnessed at local protests.

    The Oaklandside | January 6, 2021 | View article

  • Editorial by Hayden Renato

    Evident Change | December 9, 2020 | View editorial

  • Editorial by Tom Steyer and George Galvis

    Sacramento Bee | September 12, 2020 | View editorial

  • In a three year span, Latinos in California represented 46% of deadly police shootings – second to the rates for African Americans

    The Guardian | June 12, 2020 | View article

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