DeBug's own, Adrian Avila at San Jose State University. He made history as the first person in his whole family lineage to attend a 4 year University and has overcome all the struggles as an undocumented youngin' crossin the border with his mama, who raised him as a single mom and still able to be a successful artist, graphic designer, and business owner.
We recently had the opportunity to travel to a historic touchstone of the civil rights movement — Montgomery, Alabama — to work with and train six public defender offices in producing social biography videos to reduce charges and sentences.
I had a chance to travel to Puerto Rico recently with my "boo thang" for a week. Anytime I travel anywhere, I'm looking for connections to my homeland, an island on the other side of the ocean. If there's a chance to break bread and talk story with the local native families, then it beats out any "tourist'y" spot in my book any day.
Forbes magazine releases "The Coolest Cities to Live In" and San Jose and Los Angeles are tied at #16. Writer Hector Gonzalez, a longtime San Jose resident now living in Los Angeles, spits game about the real reasons the cities are cool and why Forbes got it wrong.
After spending 34 years in prison, Tom Dearmore has been "reborn" a free man. Read his unique perspective on life as he reflects in his first half year of freedom.
As a community organizer, Jamala Rogers been working to protect and provide opportunities to black and brown youth for decades in North St.Louis. In a reflection of Mike Brown's killing, the resulting protests, and the national spotlight on Ferguson, she writes that youth have seen the "ending of this movie" before. De-Bug had the great fortune to meet Rogers when were in St.Louis doing a social biography video for a capital case just weeks before the killing of Michael Brown. She was referred to us by locals as someone who could explain the political, social, and cultural realities of the city.
With the start of the 2014-2015 NFL Football season on it's way, The San Francisco 49ers got things started at their new stadium vs. the Denver Broncos.
The police killing of Michael Brown has sparked outrage across the county, and protests in North St.Louis. An understanding of the context of the police dynamics, community, and the political realities of the area can give a fuller picture to the images America is seeing on social media and on their television screens. De-Bug was in North St. Louis just weeks before the shooting of Michael Brown, and captured some photos that tell a story of police power, political corruption, and a community left to fend for themselves.
Alejandra writes a heartfelt letter to her friend Nancy reflecting on their past together. The letter is filled with emotions, realizations, and pain. These writings are part of a running workshop series. Feel free to comment, and workshop facilitators will share with authors.
Organizer and housing rights leader Sandy Perry shares news and perspective on a recent City effort to build a fence around "the jungle", the nation's largest homeless encampment, which is in San Jose. Video by Joan Simon.
A designer and artist, Avila writes and posts articles and images that offer a window into the realities of a younger generation of immigrant America.
G$ writes a blog based on her unique daily experiences as an artists, organizer and journalist. Her multimedia blog also platforms the issues concerning the Pacific Islander community.
We Speak Baylingual is a blog located on SVDe-Bug’s website. Its a weekly post of local music releases every Friday. It also contains a video series interviewing artist all over the bay area, about culture, community, and anything in depth with the interviewee called 'Baylingual’. Anything with music whether you know someone, you do music, or want a video done, profile written anything involving music.
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