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Articles by Rich Gutierrez

The Crushing Sense of Nobodiness Part II

Part two of an essay by local artist Rich Gutierrez on the rejection of white supremacy. Here he delves into how people of color in particular are affected by a "system that was built without us in mind."

Supporting Each Other in the Trump Era

With the rise in acts of hate, we have to turn to each other. In that spirit, we are literally asking friends how can we help each other feel supported in potentially harmful situations. Rich Gutierrez has started us off with an anonymous collection of responses. This will be a continuing series.

The Crushing Sense of Nobodiness

Part one of an essay by local artist Rich Gutierrez on the rejection of white supremacy throughout the nation's past, linking struggles not only at home but internationally and stepping up to resist again and again.

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.

Cheers from the Wasteland: A San Jose Place Based Journal

A self-described introverted writer reaches out to find kindred spirits across San Jose with a new place based journal, Cheers from the Wasteland. A place where writers, artists and all who have ties to San Jose can find each other and shift the perception of San Jose as a creative wasteland one post at a time.
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