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I think this march is important because its important to realize too before March For Our Lives there was Black Lives Matter, and police brutality, gun violence, state violence, issomething that has literally affected black and brown people since the institution of what-we-know-now as America,” said Tiffany Burks at the March for Our Lives in Parkland, Fl. Picture by Maria Esquinca.

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Protestors attend the March for Our Lives in Parkland, Fl and walk towards Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Close to 1,000 people marched during the Florida March for Black Women. The event began at Booker T. Washington Senior High School, moved through the historically black neighborhood of Overtown, and ended in Wynwood before returning to the school. The event aimed to call attention to the oppression of black women and transwomen of color. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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A protestor attends the March for Black Women in Miami, Fl. Picture by Maria Esquinca
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Christy Marie, from Tampa, Florida, attends the Florida March for Black Women. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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A road near Winchester Heights, a colonia outside the city limits of Wilcox, Arizona. Picture by Maria Esquinca.

 

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Axel Ruiz, 2, plays with water in his pool that has arsenic. Pueblo Unido Corp. installed an oasis that has a small, water treatment facility in the community Ruiz lives in. The oasis has a filter that uses reverse osmosis to treat the arsenic. But, residents must walk to the oasis to get the clean, drinking water. It is an interim solution because it is too expensive to connect to the municipal water system. But, there are plans to build a new well. “Instead we are drilling a well, we’re putting a filtration system, big ones, so we can have a community water system. That investment will be around 2 million, compared to 22 million dollars,” said Sergio Carranza, executive director of Pueblo Unido Corp. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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“Before, all of this used to be a dump. If there was sewage and potable water, it would be alright.,” said Araceli Silva, 53, who lives in Wall Lane, an unincorporated community near Yuma, Arizona. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Protestors attend the March for Science 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Eulogia Balderas, who recently turned 100-years- old sits inside her home in Rincon de Pitzquintla, Mexico. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Maria Cristina Aguilar Zarzua, 50, holds her granddaughter, who had recently gotten sick. Zarzua said the mobile clinics don’t have enough resources, and the bi- monthly visits by the mobile health clinics don’t meet the needs of the community. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Andrea Cori Velasquez, 16, holds her son while she waits in line to be seen by a doctor from one of a mobile health clinics in Pinal de Amoles, a rural community near Jalpan, Mexico. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Marisela Zuñiga Ramirez, 24, holds her son outside an elementary school in Rincon de Pitzquintla. She said that without remittances, payments sent by U.S. immigrants to Mexico, her and her children wouldn’t have anything to eat. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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​Monica Castillo, 24, holds her son outside the school where her daughter goes to school in Rincon de Pitzquintla, Mexico. She uses the remittances her husband sends her from the U.S. to buy school supplies and pay for household expenses. Picture by Maria Esquinca.

 

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A mother marches during the May Day protest while she holds her son in her arms in Phoenix. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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A protester waves a flag during the May Day protest outside of the State Capitol. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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A protester chants his way to the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail during the May Day protest in Phoenix, AZ. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Protesters listen as speakers talk about their experiences inside Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix, AZ. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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From left: Michele, Oscar, and Mike DeSimone look at protesters as they walk past them during the Women’s March on Phoenix. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Protesters attend the March for Science in Phoenix. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Protestors against President elect Donald Trump at a rally at the state capitol in Phoenix, Arizona. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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A protestor at an anti-Trump Protest at the Arizona state capitol. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Jorge Mendez, 52, smiles beneath a Hillary Clinton mask at a polling election during the 2016 Presidential election. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Undocumented immigrants who form part of the Bazta Arpaio campaign knock on doors to inform Latino voters about the November election. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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An anti-Trump protestor dressed in a Lucha Libre mask stands beside his artwork at the Donald Trump rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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Hundreds of immigrant families from El Paso, Juárez and southern New Mexico gathered at the border fence in Sunland Park, NM in light of Pope Francis visit to Ciudad Juarez. The event was organized by the Border Network for Human Rights. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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A member of Danza Azteca Omecoatl during the Marcha Campesina, a rally by the Border Network for Human Righs commemorating Cesar Chavez. Over 300 El Pasoans participated in the march. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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A lucha libre fighter holds his bloody face in El Paso, TX. Picture by Maria Esquinca.
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“Barbie,” a drag queen performs at “Bernin in Drag” a benefit show for former Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders. Picture by Maria Esquinca.

 

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