Neither Grapes nor Lettuce: A Cesar Chavez Day Symposium

Neither Grapes nor Lettuce: A Cesar Chavez Day Symposium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” -Cesar Chavez

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day and National Farmworker Awareness Week, this symposium aims to showcase interdisciplinary initiatives around immigration and migration in the United States. Presentations will include academic scholarship, artwork, film, and program proposals from students and activists across New York.

Given the current political challenges to farmworker and immigration rights, this will also serve as a gathering space for advocates of all experiences. We invite you to come explore how collective efforts across disciplines and professions can contribute to the fight for farmworker, immigrant, and migrant justice.

Speakers will include representatives from:
-Rural & Migrant Ministry
-Worker Justice Center
-AmeriCorps
-Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

A full list of speakers and presentations will be posted in mid-March.

Co-sponsored by Columbia Population Research Center, Association for Justice and Health, Chicanx Caucus

***Please also come out for the Cesar Chavez Day RALLY for NY State Farmworker Rights on Thursday, March 30 at 11am: https://www.facebook.com/events/13817…

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Raíces (A Chicanx Brown Bag Series) at the University of Arizona (3/8/17)

Raíces

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White Privilege by Eric J. García (El Machete Illustrated)

White Privilege

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March in the Rain Film and Discussion at the University of Arizona (2/28/17)

Decolonizing Film & Plática Series

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Nepantlerx Cosmologies: Revisiting Gloria Anzaldúa for 21st Century Activisms at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio

Nepantlerx Cosmologies

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My Xikana Lover

My Xikana Lover

 

con lumbre

mis suenos 

de amor y passion

querida de me vida

 

en veces 

totalmente

loca y libre 

I am first hand witness  

to your eyes a reflection

I cannot hope to run from 

temporal although it may be

 

there just below the heated thought

taught skin our depth of passion

a summer sky of willful bliss 

pressed tightly against

my strength to resist

 

“stay warm” 

your parting words survive

press at the solar plexus alive

an ache, duena de mi paz 

 

peaceful drives our Universe of intent

 

rules the natural turn of our Earth Mother

drives the Universe a perfect fit

day into night the Circular Spirituality

embers from the first wild fire blaze

eons ago our birthday right ….

 

                                                      Aztatl X

                                                   2005/2017

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Paying for Wall by Eric J. García (El Machete Illustrated)

Paying for Wall

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Consuelo Aguilar Walk/Run 2017 at the University of Arizona

Consuelo Aguilar Walk/Run 2017

 

 

The annual Consuelo Aguilar Walk/Run will be taking place on April 15th, 2017 at the University of Arizona. This event helps fund a scholarship program named in honor of a former MAS student who vigorously dedicated her life to social justice before passing of cancer in 2009 at a young age.  The scholarship annually supports a student (Incoming High School Student, current undergraduate/graduate student) with a minimum 3.25 GPA, demonstrated commitment to community involvement with minorities, and majoring in Mexican American Studies.

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Super Bowl Vomit by Eric J. García (El Machete Illustrated)

Super Bowl Vomit

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My Secret Love

My Secret Love

 

             in random order

 

day dreaming impossible schemes

                          familiar dreams 

 

purple mountain canyon winds

San Antonio River Spirits

 

how can one presume to own

    give a monumental song

    or a carefully crafted poem

                      a sigh of love

                 to a beautiful woman 

                 when it already belongs to her?

 

free form my heart

I wish to write 

a poem of love

I do not know

where to begin to shake

your calm universe

the heavenly constellation

you carefully constructed 

hidden from clear view

mortar still fresh on your hands

                                in your heart

                                  in the rise

                          of our next dawning 

                        

there in your eyes

 

I am confident

our creation Story

is already birthing

 

this humble poem is for you

 

                                                      Aztatl X

                                                        2017

 

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