Monthly Archives: October 2013

Obsidian Blades: Decolonizing Poetry for the Liberation of Indigenous Women in Occupied Amerikkka

This is a compilation of poems that I have written over the last decade. As a teenager I was given the honor to become part of the Mexica Movement and to begin my decolonization process. With each lesson learned and … Continue reading



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The Flickering Flame of Chicana/o Studies at Cal State LA

There is a silent injustice taking place at the campus of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) that is a microcosm of the historical struggles Chicana/o Studies and Chicana/o students have faced on campus since at least 1966. On the … Continue reading



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From the Archives: Aztlán Reads Interviews Carlos Montes & Santino J. Rivera at Cal State L.A. (9/10/12)





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Mujer Bonita Es La Que Lucha!





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Olga Talamante and the Torture of a Chicana Political Prisoner (1974-1976)

Olga Talamante is central to the history of Chicana/o self-determination as it developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although her story has been told numerous times in Euroamerican progressive circles, it has largely remained outside the scope of … Continue reading



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Aztlán: Love it or Leave it!!!





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Aztlán Reads Response to the Astro-Turf Group known as Latino Rebels

Aztlán Reads was founded in 2011 with the idea of creating a unique Xicana/o-Mexicana/o cultural literary and political space for people using social media. From its inception, Aztlán Reads has been a counter-hegemonic voice designed to counteract claims by Euroamericans, … Continue reading



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October 2, 1968 – Chicana/o-Mexicana/o Day of Remembrance

October 2nd is an historical date remembered by the Mexican and Chicano people both in México and in the United States. On October 2, 1968, ten days before the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, police officers, military soldiers, and snipers … Continue reading



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