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Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice

a black and white photo of Carlos Vega
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.

a black and white photo of Carlos Vega
Special Collections UMass Amherst Libraries

A fund established to support the legacy of an ardent activist for civil rights and social justice has announced awards to several western Massachusetts organizations.

a black and white photo of Carlos Vega
Special Collections UMass Amherst Libraries

For the fifth year, grants are being awarded to continue the legacy of a revered activist for social justice in western Massachusetts. 

Fourteen organizations will receive so-called mini-grants from the Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice at a public reception later today at the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Vega’s son, Massachusetts State Representative Aaron Vega.