Indigenous People’s Night of Resistance II

Indigenous People’s Night of Resistance II

Last year some campus and community organizer friends invited me to help organize an event for Indigenous People’s Day. The event was a combination of consciouness raising and celebration. The annual NIght of Cultural Resistance that students of color on campus...
Chicana Art & Spirituality

Chicana Art & Spirituality

University Press Books in Berkeley held a reception for Laura Perez’s new book Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. Laura is an associate professor at Cal  and though I never took a class with her I admired her from afar. (I...
Deporten La Migra

Deporten La Migra

Jesus and I collaborated on creating a poster for a coalition called Tierra y Libertad in Arizona. We met organizers from the organization while eating pozole at a fundraiser for Colective Zapatista Ramona’s effort to raise funds for the Cucapa people. It was a...
In Lak Ech

In Lak Ech

In Lak Ech is a Maya term for “you are my other me”/tu eres mi otro yo. This Mayan greeting is an honoring for each other and a statement of unity. When I first met jesus this concept really began to mean something to me because I was so amazed by our...
San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con

A family that geeks together stays together. Or something like that. This year the San Diego Comicon became a family affair for me. In years past, before I left home to move to the Bay to study, I had attended the Con with my sister Claudia. In my absence my dad...