Memoirs from The Ejido

I can remember as if it was yesterday that I ran through the streets of the small Ejido, the place I called home for many years, eleven to be exact.  My first memories birthed in this small village, I can still smell the wet hills after the rain, the home of the bakery man as I walked by on my way to school.  I can still hear the heavy accent in my teacher’s voice as she attempted to teach us how to say “Buenos Dias” in English.  She had big dreams, indeed.  Most importantly, I can still feel the passion of my community running through me. Continue reading

The Colonization of our Identities

In mid-August, the fellows participated in the Cultural Resistance and Liberation: California Central Valley Immigrants Building a Social Justice Movement workshop led by Dr. Gaspar Rivera Salgado. The most important section of the workshop was the identity discussion. The discussion consisted of two … Continue reading