Monthly Archives: March 2014

“It Was Beautiful to be a Chicano that Day”: 1968 Walkout Mural Dedication at Lincoln High School

On March 25th 2014, my daughter and I attended the Mural Dedication of the East Los Angeles Walkouts of 1968 at Lincoln High School.  The mural was designed and painted by the students of Behind the Heights Art Team at … Continue reading

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Community Forum on April 2nd at 5:30 at INSPIRE Research Academy in Watts

Dear Friends, As many of you know, I work at a non-profit organization in Watts called the Institute of Service-Learning, Power & Intersectional Research (INSPIRE). INSPIRE has been operating an alternative (WASC-accredited) high school for youth between the ages of … Continue reading

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CSULA Ethnic Studies Coalition Speaks Up at CSU Board of Trustees Meeting

On Wednesday March 26, 2014 the Cal State Los Angeles Ethnic Studies Coalition spoke at the Board of Trustees meeting to share with the Presidents of the CSU’s the importance of making Ethnic Studies courses a priority at CSULA.  SQE … Continue reading

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The Leader

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Read Between the Lies

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César Chávez Film Poster

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¡La Lucha Continua! 45 years of Chicana/o Studies at CSUN

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The Back of the Bookstore: Chicanas & Chicanos in America’s Bookstores

The first Chicana/o Studies book I ever purchased was Occupied America: A History of Chicanos by Rodolfo Acuña for an introductory Chicana/o history class at East Los Angeles College. Occupied America introduced me to my history, culture, and a legacy … Continue reading

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Spies and Chinches (Bed Bugs) At Valley State

I want to get this out by Sunday so this piece is a rough draft that you are welcome to circulate. Initially I was going to call it, “Paranoia”; however, you are not paranoid when you recognize reality. You cannot … Continue reading

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Indigenous Women Are No Strangers To War: Contextualizing the Leadership Role of Nestora Salgado

                  Note To Readers: Key sources used in this article mainly come from interviews on youtube, and for that reason this article will end with a collection of videos that address important … Continue reading

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