Carlos Vega Fund For Social Justice Announces Grant Awards | WAMC

Carlos Vega Fund For Social Justice Announces Grant Awards

Jul 16, 2020

An undated photo of Carlos Vega, the Holyoke-based social justice advocate.
Credit Special Collections UMass Amherst Libraries

Several organizations in western Massachusetts will benefit this year from a fund created to help carry on the legacy of a renowned advocate for civil rights, housing, education and social justice.

15 grants totaling almost $11,000 from the Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice have been announced.

Carlos’ son, State Rep. Aaron Vega, is a member of the fund’s advisory board.  He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.