Category Archives: Biography

Obsidian Blades: Decolonizing Poetry for the Liberation of Indigenous Women in Occupied Amerikkka

This is a compilation of poems that I have written over the last decade. As a teenager I was given the honor to become part of the Mexica Movement and to begin my decolonization process. With each lesson learned and … Continue reading

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KABC Retrospective on the Assasination of Ruben Salazar (2010)

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Conversation with SJ Rivera

I had a chance to sit down with Xicano writer, author of the books, Demon In The Mirror and Amerikkkan Stories, and owner of indie publishing company, Broken Sword Publications, S.J. Rivera and ask him some questions about his writing … Continue reading

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Betita Martinez

Betita Martinez, lifelong social justice activist, is under care at a rest home in San Francisco.  Her friends throughout the US have banned together to help out Betita who spent most of her life working for the love of el … Continue reading

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ASCO

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 is the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco. Asco (1972–1987) began as a tight-knit core group of artists from East Los Angeles … 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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Mario T. Garcia: Chicana/o Scholar

Biography Mario T. García is a Professor of History and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He is the Director of the Latino Leadership Project and the Research Liaison between the Department of Chicano Studies and … Continue reading

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