Announcement: So Cal Gas Company’s Advanced Meter project

MICOP is proud to be outreaching to the indigenous immigrant community about the So Cal Gas Company's Advanced Meter project. Please click here to learn more about the Advanced Meter project. SOCALGAS TO BEGIN INSTALLING ADVANCED METERS Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) customers will soon be able to view their daily gas usage information online as SoCalGas begins installing Advanced Meters in the area. The advanced meters will improve customer safety, help save energy and money for customers, increase customer privacy, and benefit the environment. An Advanced ...

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Happy Holidays and New Year! Last MICOP Newsletter of 2015

Dear Friends of MICOP, As I write to you, I am thinking deeply about MICOP’s first steps as a grassroots organization and how much we are growing.  Nearly 15 years ago, our founder Family Nurse Practitioner Sandy Young and volunteer leaders started MICOP without an office or staff, but with a dream of making a change for our county’s indigenous immigrants. With this last newsletter of 2015, I would like to send you a full list MICOP's current programs and community efforts to give you a sense of how we are making that original dream into a reality.   I hope ...

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Respect is Peace | Respeto es Paz: Mixtec/Indigenous Knowledge Curriculum

Respecto es Paz:  MICOP developed a 6-session multi-age curriculum to teach students about indigenous culture, language art.  Please see the curriculum here.

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Mixteco Heritage Cookbook

Who would have thought! MICOP is becoming a chef now! Collaboration is key for MICOP achieving its mission. This spring semester we partnered with Dr. Nancy Chen from CSUCI's Health Communication course through the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) in the unique effort of “rescuing indigenous diet” as an alternative for promoting healthier eating by creating our first Mixteco Heritage Cookbook. Click here: Mixteco Heritage Cookbook to download the whole bilingual PDF version! If you would like to order a hard copy for $20, please email Vanessa Terán at vanessa.t...

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Farmworkers from Baja California moving forward by winning some of their demands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oxnard, California: June 8, 2015 Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project Contact: Arcenio J. López, Executive Director Telephone: (805) 814-8809, Email: arcenio.lopez@mixteco.org Website: www.mixteco.org   Farmworkers from Baja California moving forward by winning some of their demands   Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) celebrates the victory of the workers of San Quintin in their long and just struggle for higher wages and improved working conditions. On June 4, 2015 the movement leaders met ...

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Nuestro Radio Comité

Nuestro Radio Comié Conozca a nuestro increíble Comité de Radio que se compone de miembros de la comunidad de voluntarios aquí en Oxnard! Todo lo que hemos logrado es porque de este grupo. Nuestro sueño es tener nuestra propia estación de radio. Con apoyo de la comunidad vamos a lograr todo. Si quieres unirte a nuestro grupo nos dan una llamada o venga a nuestra próxima reunión del Comité de Radio. Proxima Eventos de Radio Indigena ---- Meet Our Radio Committee  Meet our amazing Radio Committee that is comprised of volunteer community members here in ...

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Education as Key to Leaving Farm Work

Schoolwatch: First to graduate: Rio Mesa friends see education as key to leaving farm work   By Wendy Leung Posted June 6, 2014 at 10:39 a.m. Juan Carlo/THE STAR Alondra Mendoza of Rio Mesa High School goes over her notes in her Oxnard home with parents Gilberto Mendoza and Margarita Martinez. She will be the first in her family to graduate from a U.S. high school. Photo by Juan Carlo, Ventura County Star Juan Carlo/THE STAR Alondra Mendoza (left) and Maria Monjaraz (right), best friends at Rio Mesa High School, talk before their mariachi class. ...

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