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Let's DACAbout It: A Musician's Story

“Let’s DACAbout It” is a series of stories on how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has given individuals the opportunities to fulfill their dreams. In just days, the new president has vowed to repeal President Obama’s executive order that has granted relief from deportation to close to a million undocumented young people.

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.

#MyMomMakesTheValley Hometown Book Launch

Bringing light to the dangerous and often unspoken toxic reality of the Silicon Valley through the personal reflections of what she lived while her mother worked in valley clean rooms - Janice Sapigao released her first book of poetry, microchips for millions, to a room full of family, friends and fans.

Water is Life: The Most Grounded and Peaceful Movement I’ve Seen

Isabella Zizi is Northern Cheyenne Arikara and Muskogee Creek and a life long Richmond resident, she is one of they youngest members of Idle No More SF Bay and helped to organize the Nov. 15th direct action in San Francisco to deliver a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers office.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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