Monthly Archives: July 2014

Eastside Story and Chicano Soul at MCCLA Galleries in San Francisco (August 9 – September 12, 2014)

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Open Letter to MALCS: MALCS 2014 SUMMER INSTITUTE: ANOTHER SACRIFICE?

17 July 2014 Dear Colleagues, Community Members, Family and Friends: Once again, I write this letter with care, love, respect, and not a little fear. Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) is an organization I hold very close … Continue reading

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Slow and Low: Keeping the Lowrider Tradition Alive

Editor’s note: The following post was originally published in our sister website: Aztlán Reads on June 5, 2013. The post is republished here one year later to update everyone as a friendly reminder that Lowriting: Shots, Rides, and Stories from the … Continue reading

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Chronicles of Chicana/o Studies: Vicki Ruiz, a Chicana Scholar

Biography Vicki Ruiz’s passion for women’s histories and oral narratives started in her home as her mother and grandmother narrated stories.  As a result, Ruiz was motivated to search such histories in her local library. From reading and listening to … Continue reading

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Soy Ilegal

Since the beginning we, la raza odiada the hated race have been caught in the middle just as we are now between the fall of Tenochtitlan and the migrant farms that feed a nation in this modern day version of … Continue reading

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For Alma – Hell is a Place on Earth

Preface: /ɡwɑːtə’mɑːlə/ what do we know of /ɡwɑːtə’mɑːlə/ what does anyone how much do they mention in the public schools, here in college on the street, in whispers or maybe screams That it was conquered by Spain its people cast aside … Continue reading

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A Scholar: (¡qué catedrático ni qué demonios! no eres más que un maestro!) Ruminations

I guess it is because I have never mastered the English language – or any language for that matter – that I am intrigued by the meaning of words. The word scholar is one example of the vagaries of English … Continue reading

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Child Refugees, Understanding the Crisis Panel at Caracen (7/18/14)

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How Do We Fight Back? : Turning the Other Cheek? Take a Toke?

We must recognize that government is not the problem — we are. Government only works when people are involved and frankly we are not. We believe what the media tells us, ignoring that it is controlled by the one percent. … Continue reading

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Aztlán Underground – Decolonize

Posted in Aztlan, Chicana/o, Chicana/o Activism, Chicana/o Hip Hop, Chicana/o History, Chicana/o Music, Chicana/o Power, Chicana/o Studies, Chicana/o Underground, Chicana/o Youth, Chicano Movement, Cultura, Decolonization, History, Indigenous, Knowledge, Maize, Mexica, Movimiento, MuXer, Nahuatl, Nepantla, Palabra, Resistance, Social justice, Solidarity, Unity | Leave a comment