DC Worker Wins Her Fight Against Wage Theft

“Mariana” got a job at her friend’s business but still ended up facing Wage Theft. Fortunately, with her own courage and a little help from the worker’s committee, she was able to recover her lost wages.

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Remembering Monsignor Oscar Romero

  During my trip to El Salvador this week, I visited the Memorial Wall in Parque Cuscatlan, a huge monument with 30,000 names of those killed or “disappeared” during the 1980-1992 Civil War in El Salvador. A few weeks after the annual “Day of the Dead“, the Wall was still decorated with dried flowers, handwritten…

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Los Buenos Home

One of the US’s most revered narratives is the story of the hopeful immigrant arriving in this country with every hope of achieving the American dream of middle class. This narrative drives our understanding of our history of our county, often our personal family histories and even the current debate over immigration reform. By referring…

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The glass simply needs more water: Report from the Field from Howard Mayo

Is the glass of water half empty or is it half full?  This is a tale of two communities, mine and theirs.  This is a tale of a week long journey with no expectations other than to take a global look at community issues.  High unemployment, job insecurity, high cost of living, ethnic discrimination, frayed…

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Day Three: Report from El Salvador from Ari Weisbard

Today, we rode down into the valley to meet some amazing women who are leading the effort to develop their community. One of these women, Ebelia, came to the community eight years ago when it was just a dirt path with eight households and a couple of shacks. Back then, there was no running water,…

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Day Two – Report from El Salvador from Yvonne Johnson

Welcome to this adventure!! I am so blessed to be going on this journey with the EJC. Everyone in El Salvador has been so friendly. Their population is about 6 million people, and 60% live in urban areas. The Salvadorans who live and work outside of the country send billions of dollars in remittances back…

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Day One – San Salvador – Report from the Field from Travis Dupree

Day one has been great! We had great conversations during the flights, primarily discussing what we wanted to get out of our visit. The airport in San Salvador was interesting and we were amused to see American fast food staples, Subway and Domino’s. Luis, our host took us on a great tour as we rode…

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Next stop, El Salvador!

Next week, a delegation of six EJC staff members, worker activists, and community partners  will travel to El Salvador to meet with representatives of Habitat for Humanity El Salvador and from the Proyecto Getsemani in Ahuachapan, El Salvador. During the following week, three people representing these organizations will come to the District to visit the EJC…

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