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The Heart of El Sereno

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  Sandwiched between the Here and Now and Mundo’s Furniture…

The Ladder of Hope Through the Eyes of an Immigrant

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It’s easy to vocalize our artistic ideas but it’s even harder…

Nuestro Éxito

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“Mi hija Libni,” my tía says before she pauses to measure…

Growing Up Brown

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Brown. The color of dirt. The color of the mud that falls…

Who Was Cesar Chávez?

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Header photo by John W. Schulze. Growing up in San Jose in…

Transitioning from a Big Household to College

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I went from living in a big, noisy Mexican household of eight…

Who are Film’s Addicts, Maids, and Gardeners?

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While watching films and television, I’m often reminded of…

THE PATH TOWARD XICANA INDÍGENA (XINACHTLI SERIES)

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“Xicana/o encounters with diverse Native knowledge allowed…