Kenia Alcocer

Kenia Alcocer is the Co-Director and Organizer of Union de Vecinos, a network of neighborhood groups in Los Angeles, and a Co-Chair of the California Poor People’s Campaign. This op-ed was adapted from her testimony to Congress and distributed by OtherWords.org.

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Reports of sickening conditions in children’s detention facilities, along with renewed threats by the administration to attack migrant families, have cast a dark shadow over the lives of families like mine. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Fund Head Start, Not Internment Camps
I came to this country from Mexico as a small child because my mother was escaping poverty and wanted to give my sisters and me a better life. She worked hard to make sure we had food on our table and a roof over our heads, often doing two and three jobs at a time. Because of poverty and systemic...
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