Category Archives: Quotes

The Revolutionary Legacy of Ricardo Flores Magón at City College of San Francisco Mission Campus

      The Howard Zinn Book Fair and Haymarket Books presents… Justin Akers Chacón speaking on The Revolutionary Legacy of Ricardo Flores Magón at the 3rd annual Howard Zinn Book Fair on Dec. 4. During the period of the … Continue reading

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Gentrification Is the True, Highest Form of Hate Crime!

Defend Boyle Heights Statement on “Hate Crime” Allegations and Community Policing Defend Boyle Heights formed less than a year as a direct result of the continued threat of  gentrification and displacement in our community coupled with the lack of leadership … Continue reading

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Veteranas & Rucas: Curator Misses an Opportunity to Explain Chicana/o Identity to the Mainstream Press

Guadalupe Rosales’s popular Instagram account, Veteranas and Rucas, has been receiving press coverage for the past few months. The account provides a glimpse into the Los Angeles area party crew, chola scene from the ‘80s and ‘90s, but occasionally, she … Continue reading

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On Illegal Pete’s and the Dark Shadow of Arizona

We Are Never Illegal in Our Own Land Let’s get one thing clear: Chicana/o-Mexicana/o-Indigenous peoples can never be illegal in our own land. Yet, there are “laws” in place which erase and negate this historical fact, while also criminalizing our … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos

If you are every where: in water and earth, in the air that holds me, and in the voracious blaze; and if you go every place   with me in my thought, in the sigh of my breath, and in … Continue reading

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Illegal Pete’s and The Smug Face of Tone Deafness

My friend, David, asked me to write about Illegal Pete’s, a restaurant chain from Colorado with an offensive name. My first reaction was: ugh. Not because I didn’t want to write it but because it deals with the theme of … Continue reading

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Robert Flores aka @foxflores Reads from his Book #FuckCancer at Cypress Park Library (10/14/15)

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Tapping Racism by Eric J. García (El Machete Illustrated)

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A Closer Look Book Club: Bless Me, Ultima at the University of Arizona Poetry Center (10/14/15)

A Closer Look Book Club meets for an hour-long conversation about Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. This book won the Premio Quinto Sol in 1972 and was made into a film in 2013. The story focuses on a young … Continue reading

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Coahuila Meditation

Coahuila Meditation   I send you a multi-colored tobacco prayer tie of hope   a Tolteca rich Spotted Eagle feather   a Spirit Chant bright be-bop hip hop city smart song of courage   Little Mexico projects throw down for … Continue reading

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