Today California prisons hold the largest prison population in the U.S. and when it comes to the S.H.U. i.e; torture kamps, Chicanos are the largest population being targeted by the state to be sent to the SHU’s. This means that within prisons, ground zero for repression and the front line for the offensive that is […]
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Entries by Jose H. Villarreal
Festival Latino is an annual event that the Latin American Student Association (LASA) puts on. Festival Latino was created in 1997 to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Latino culture especially here at UCLA. The “Walk Through Latin America” is a section of the festival that is dedicated to representing the diversity of Latin […]
“You live in a racist world, get use to it,” said my boss after I attempted to communicate my discomfort with an older man’s comments, who is also a regular customer at the coffeehouse where I work. I played Bachata that morning as I had on many other occasions. I had also chosen to ignore […]
La Identidad is a journalist group of young adults who attend La Causa YouthBuild. La Identidad was founded April of 2013 by Academic Counselor Omar Jimenez and 8 bright individuals. It began as a journalism class, which later developed into a team of writers. We have both been a part of this group since its […]
Michelle Christie and Samantha Dudley As a deaf Latina I grew up struggling to comprehend the idea that my voice mattered. I developed a voice, yet didn’t know how to use it. I thought too much about how I sounded rather than letting my sentiments be known. I let the stigma of being deaf plague […]
Samantha Dudley’s Bone Conduction hearing aid circa 1993. Imagine waking up solely from the sun beating through your window rather than from the beeping of an alarm clock. The sunlight indicating for you to get up because, well the suns up and you may have overslept. Imagine going into your kitchen to get yourself a […]