Tag: Jean Melesaine

Sandy Cuadra: The Passing of The Heart of The Mission

Sandy Cuadra, a lifetime Mission District resident, recently passed away. Her niece Jade Rivera remembers how her legacy continues through the Mission District of San Francisco, a place that's slowly changing through gentrification but will forever carry the spirit of Sandy and those who made it what it is to this day.

Giants Win The World Series, People Get "Cray"

Photos from last nights celebration in Downtown San Francisco after Giants sweep the Detroit Tigers and win the World Series

Raise the Wage to Raise My Son

Photographer Jean Melesaine follows 21 year old Alex "Merc" Matua, a young father who tells De-Bug why that extra two dollars proposed to voters in this years ballot(Measure D) would change his life for him and his family.

MADLines Gets It In On Being An Emcee

MAD lines is a writer, rhymer, teacher, grad student and critical thinker. She hails from Seattle and currently lives and works in Oakland. Follow her on Twitter @MAD_lines.

Youth Speaks Presents "Queeriosity"

Queeriosity is a literary arts and performance event that creates a safe space for LBGTQ youth to speak their truths to a supportive group of their peers and allies. If you’ve ever felt your identity overcrowding the tiny boxes, Queeriosity is for you.

A Pacific Islander's API Month In Photography

Documentary photographer Jean Melesaine explains a Pacific Islander's month in photography as May is Asian Pacific Islander month.

Queer Conversations with "UndocuQueer" Julio Salgado

San Jose Poet Yosimar Reyes brings to you another episode of queer conversations with artist/activistundocuqueer Julio Salgado, the mastermind of DreamersAdrift.com.

Moraga Returns With A New Fire; To Put Things Right Again

After a fifteen-year hiatus, Brava Theater is proud to welcome award–winning writer and director, Cherríe Moraga, back to its stages to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the world premiere of her new play, New Fire – To Put Things Right Again. Erika Vivianna Céspedes reviews the new play saying "New Fire leaves you thinking and dreaming."

San Jose Poet Lorenz Mazon Dumuk; "Fat"

Lorenz Mazon Dumuk is a San Jose writer and community organizer. He performs his poem "Fat" from his book Ay Nako;Writing Through The Struggle, which deals with the reality of being a man and dealing with body issues but more or so, self love issues. A poem he hesitated to share, but as he says during his interview, "if you write it, you should share it".

Sefa Aina Says "The Narrative Doesn't Start With Christopher Columbus"

At UC Berkeley's Mua O Conference organized by Pacific Islanders at Cal(PAC), Sefa Aina talks to young Pacific Islanders about the importance of their narratives in America as Pacific Islanders.
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