Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Waiting…

Waiting… Higher education…y tu educación? But where did you come from? Do you remember? Your yoga mat status says “Uhhh, NO!!!” The overpriced hybrid tells me, you forgot… With a judgmental spew coming from pursed labios… It tells me that … Continue reading

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Vicki Ruiz: Chicana/o Scholar

Biography Vicki Ruiz’s passion for women’s histories and oral narratives started in her home as her mother and grandmother narrated stories.  As a result, Ruiz was motivated to search such histories in her local library. From reading and listening to … Continue reading

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Anything But Mexican: Creating Our Space

Anything But Mexican by Rodolfo Acuña emerges as a political work that frames a Chicana/o narrative space and historical memory to counter the New Right’s radical ideological assault on non-European ethnic communities, especially in Los Angeles.  By focusing on the … Continue reading

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La Plaza: The Struggle Over Historical Memory

William David Estrada in The Los Angeles Plaza: Sacred and Contested Space argues that the historical origins and evolutionary polarities of the City are rooted in the formation of its iconic central Plaza, which serves as an expression of the … Continue reading

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the wait

I waited you never did arrive alone with your absence we speak tired words of remorse contradictions & predictions abandoned thoughts wandering lost never to be found a faint touch fades away subtle hopes beneath shadows of blame glimmering eyes … Continue reading

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scenes from an empty room

scent of death permeates an empty room glow of fear or remorse or shame illuminate transparent walls of guilt underneath a shadow of blame lies a somber of image of deceit false hopes invade the terrain of despair a black … Continue reading

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