Mr. Jim Larkin and Mr. Michael Lacey are the proud owners of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. One nice aspect about them is that they have been generous in donating the settlement money that they received after their imprisonment by the Sheriff. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
It was very late at night that the two were arrested by the Sheriff from their homes. They got at least 3.75 million dollars amount after they had sued the county. Mr. Larkin and Mr. Lacey has spent their entire careers to defend the First Amendment rights that were in the United States Court of Appeals.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund will actively be coming in support of the groups that exhibit human, civil and migrant rights and also freedom of speech all through Arizona.
The southern Arizona Foundation provides college scholarships to hardworking and academically sound students of Mexico. This foundation is aware of the endeavors of the young migrants who do not have the proper documentation. They are often denied higher education that they wish to pursue.
These young people are even refused scholarships that have got public funds. Dreamers know the foundation they have offered in the community and also worked for the human rights of others. The foundation has a notion that to know the efforts of the Dreamers; it paves the path for more productivity. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a
The primary objective of Fundacion Mexico is to make its presence felt and also influence the Hispanic and Mexican community. It aims to develop a congenial atmosphere between Mexico and the United States of America. We provide community service and also promote a strong democratic ethics.
Our primary aim is to exercise the human rights and improve individuality with the cultural and semantic expression. We have discovered that no fund actively supports research. We have signed an agreement with the UA Foundation. Read more: About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund
This will not support the higher education of the dreamers like the agreement that we possess with the Foundation of Pima College. It comes to the aid of the graduate students. These ends are pivotal and essential for the community.
The first scholarship was given in the fall semester 2016 for at least $1000 USD to the one who won the research project. The least objective is $25000 in five years. Fundacion Mexico has got the partnership with PCC Foundation to build the FM Endowment Fund and also grant $25,725.
Fundacion Mexico has provided at least $55000 in scholarships till now. Fundacion Mexico is a non-profit organization that came into existence in the middle of 1998. It got the active participation of students and professors from the Arizona University. It was never a professional management. Friends and associates have actively participated in it.
L&L New Site Launch
Former publishers of New Times Media, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, have launched a new site called Front Page Confidential after receiving a fairly large settlement from Maricopa County. Front Page Confidential primarily offers its readers with a fresh perspective on recent news, investigative reporting and riveting editorials all pertaining to the freedom of speech as well as First Amendment rights. Larkin and Lacey serve as the publishers of their new site that’s currently edited by Thomas Finkel. The two have also launched the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund that provides grants to Arizona-based organizations that are known to be pro-migrant and support Latino rights.
Back in 2007, Larkin and Lacey have found themselves in a mind-boggling situation when the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, had ordered his special team of law enforcement agents called the Selective Enforcement Unit to arrest them. The two were taken out of their Arizona homes in handcuffs and placed inside suspicious SUVs that had Mexican license plates. After entering a long legal battle against the disgraceful Maricopa county sheriff, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Larkin and Lacey were arrested “without probable cause.” The two journalists were given $3.75 million to settle their lawsuit and decided to use some of it to set up a fund that promotes Latino rights.