Affordable Health Care Act 2010, Health

Why Complaining is Useless and Protest is Useful

  Life between the sheets (of paper) can be busy and distract especially in the post-election and pre-inauguration days. Many people are frustrated and frightened with the PEOTUSĀ rhetoric and impending changes. I know I am. I haven't written about my disappointment with the election except for a November post on hope and social activism. I… Continue reading Why Complaining is Useless and Protest is Useful

Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez Day, Dignity, Inspiration, Latino culture, Social Justice, UFW

A March Down Memory Lane

  When I drove my car over the railroad tracks, my friend, Dani, said she had never been to La Colonia, the working class neighborhood of my birth and youth. I felt my memories stir. We drove pass decorated bakeries, 'hole-in-the-wall' restaurants, liquor stores, and the very old, concrete church. A blend of sweet and… Continue reading A March Down Memory Lane

Chingonas, Strong Women, UFW, Wisdom

Why Dolores Huerta is Important to Remember

    The newspaper said that Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) was to speak at a local community college. My mom immediately said, "I've never seen her up close or heard her speak. I want to go." Now, I was a little surprised since my mother marched… Continue reading Why Dolores Huerta is Important to Remember