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Articles by Fred Hirsch

The "Dusty Shoes" of San Jose Icon Sofia Mendoza - A Memorial

Sofia Mendoza is a San Jose icon, before police brutality was caught on cell phones, before CopWatch, there was Community Alert Patrol -- which Sofia and other San Jose community leaders started. Her pioneering work changed San Jose for the better. Watch the short video put together from her memorial and read the moving speech given by her friend and longtime labor leader Fred Hirsch. Rest in power Sofia.

Join San José in Honoring the Life of Local Leader Sofia Mendoza this Sunday

San José recently lost Sofia Mendoza, a pioneer in community activism and organizing. In some ways, the work De-Bug and other San Jose organizations do around police and community relations is a continuation of the work pioneers like Sofia Mendoza. We have been blessed to be able to work with Sofia during her time and continue to build with her son, William, as well. Below, Fred Hirsch, a longtime labor rights leader, shares a short tribute to Sofia and William invites the community to his mother's memorial. The memorial in honor of Sofia's life and dedication to San Jose and its people will be held this Sunday May 17th at the Mexican Heritage Plaza 2pm – 7pm. The event is open to the public.
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