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Articles Published in November, 2016

Poem To Celeste Guap and the Millions of Other Girls & Womyn on Mother Earth

Inspired to reach out to not only the young woman at the center of the Oakland sex trafficking scandal, but to other women survivors of all types of assaults Jocelin wrote this piece as a letter to all Womyn from the voices of all Womyn.

High School Students of Color Too Young to Vote, but Not Too Young to Care

Across the state students of color are holding Get out the Vote actions in front of their high schools in San Jose, Oakland, Fresno, and Long Beach as a culmination of months’ long efforts of phone banking and canvassing to increase voter turnout amongst young voters of color, 18-35, one of the lowest propensity voter age groups in the state.

A DACA Recipient's Horrified Viewing of a Trump Election

Cecilia Chavez never imagined that Donald Trump could be elected President of the United States. Here she chronicles what last night looked and felt like to a DACA recipient, a mom, and a mixed status family.

How a Teacher and DACA Recipient Gathers his Classroom After Elections

Fearing that next year he might not even be a teacher anymore, Cesar Juarez holds space for his high school students to reflect together following the Presidential Election results.

The Blond Baboon at the Head of the Global Police State

A Jerome Davis commentary of where Trump stands in the history and future of American imperialism.

My Son is an American Veteran Who is Abused in an American Jail

When his son became incarcerated in the Santa Clara County Jail, he assumed the jail would be progressive given its Bay Area location. But after seeing his son shackled and suffering mentally and physically from the treatment by correctional officers, he sees the jail as a disturbing and dangerous place to house someone who hasn't even ben convicted of a crime. There are an estimated 181,000 veterans currently incarcerated nationally.

Electing the Tyrant: Parallels Between the Romans, Mexico's Conquest and US Democracy

An essay on democracy's history and its implications in the aftermath of a Donald Trump victory.

Writing as a Mirror: Janice Sapigao on Her Upcoming Book, microchips for millions

Janice Sapigao is the daughter of Filipina/o immigrants. Preparing for the launch of her first book, microchips for millions, we sat down to find out more about the San Jose born poet, writer and educator and what's behind the poetry book that highlights the toxic work of Silicon Valley.

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

Here is what immigrant communities need to know in light of a Donald Trump victory, from advocates on a national press call organized by New America Media and Ready California, a coalition of nonprofits that serve immigrant communities. First published on New America Media.

No Need For Permission – Finding Liberation In Spaces We Create

San Jose artist and organizer Rich Guiterrez writes on the importance of accessible space in San Jose and the folks making it happen despite the tightening squeeze of the established. "I write this as a reflection of hope, not to be mistaken as a self righteous pitch of criticism. It is meant to be a critique leaning into an option, not an absolute solution, but a possible one written by someone who is currently unlearning and lighting bridges with hope in place of fear," he says.
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