Monthly Archives: July 2015

Preview: #FuckCancer The True Story of How Robert the Bold Kicked Cancer’s Ass

S|J|R Here’s a sneak peek at the cover for #FuckCancer by Robert Flores. The book is finally coming out (yay!). It’s currently at the printer and I am awaiting my proof copy. I am told that I should have the proof copy by … Continue reading



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The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement Platica and Book Signing

Mario Garcia in conversation with Raul Ruiz, Gloria Arellanes & Rosalio Munoz to discuss and sign The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement This is the story of the historic Chicano Movement in Los Angeles during the late 1960s and … Continue reading



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Gracias a la Vida

Just like when I get up in the morning and thank my parents for having made me a Mexican, I give thanks to life for having exposed me to the Chicana/o Movement. It has been a learning experience; teaching me … Continue reading



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“Hearts and Minds” Forgotten

Understanding memory is vital to your health. An abundance of clichés such as the present is “the future and the past is the present” have been floated around.  Karl Marx and Jacques Derrida added insights to the importance of memory and … Continue reading



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13th Annual Noche de Altares in Santa Ana

  El Centro Cultural de México presents The largest Día de los Muertos celebration in Orange County! 13th Annual Noche de Altares Save the Date and join us on November 7th 2015 from 1-10pm on Calle Cuatro in downtown Santa … Continue reading



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Self Help Graphics & Art’s Annual Print Fair & Exhibition

      SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015 – 12PM to 5PM PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION: Boyle Heights City Hall – Community Room 2130 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033 (enter via Chicago Street) PLEASE ONLY PARK ON AVAILABLE STREET … Continue reading



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L.A. Story and a Lowrider Interview with Art Meza and Santino Rivera

L.A. Story Last Friday (July 17), I took a little trip to neighboring Lincoln Heights for a special private event for the soon-to-open (July 25) art exhibit and gallery entitled L.A. Story: A Lowrider Cultural Event held at La Plaza … Continue reading



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Barrio Boogie in Boyle Heights (August 2, 2015)





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From the Cradle to the Grave: The Delusion

I have read and reread 17th century Spanish dramatist Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s La vida es sueño countless times to remind me that my life is an illusion, and that false dreams prevent my waking up — so much so that my illusions … Continue reading



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South San Antonio DNA

alone in my conch shell apartment overlooking the world outside my  fleeting thoughts above dreaming  world vibrate true wishes of love   I long for true peace laughing away this sanctuary nightmarish  barrio concrete caste system   America amerikkka you … Continue reading



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