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Our Sonoma… where do we stand today?

Posted on March 10, 2017
Our Sonoma… where do we stand today?

The big question that we hear all the time these days in our community is, “What’s going on at La Luz, how is everyone doing?” The... Continue

Getting the Hispanic community involved in environmental issues

Posted on February 24, 2017
Getting the Hispanic community involved in environmental issues

The Sonoma Ecology Center is launching a program called Senderos Naturales — “Pathways to Nature.” The goal of the program... Continue

Not just nameless workers

Posted on January 24, 2017
Not just nameless workers

On the cold morning of January 28, 1948, a United States Immigration Service plane carrying 28 Mexican citizens, one immigration guard,... Continue

Pure politics or purely the hunt?

Posted on January 7, 2017

Friends and readers, here I am once more, sharing my feelings in these turbulent times. Is this the moment to be fearful? Not at all.... Continue

Sweet Land of Liberty

Posted on December 15, 2016

Following the contentious Presidential campaign and stunning election result, family members and former friends may find themselves... Continue

How Trump’s election is affecting the immigrant community

Posted on December 3, 2016
How Trump’s election is affecting the immigrant community

The morning of November 9 here in Sonoma you could breathe the air of uncertainty as people learned that Donald Trump had been elected... Continue

Conversations with La Curandera

Posted on October 28, 2016
Conversations with La Curandera

I’ve been told that when I was a baby, I had large, luminous eyes that garnered admiration from family, friends, even strangers.... Continue

Indigenous justice is justice for all

Posted on September 15, 2016
Indigenous justice is justice for all

I have been very moved by the current historical gathering of tribes in North Dakota. Thousands of Native Americans from more than... Continue

Where Are You, Cesar E. Chavez?

Posted on September 1, 2016

Where are you, Cesar E. Chavez, why aren’t you coming to finish the struggle you began? Where are you, that the farm workers’ groans... Continue

Our ancestral burden

Posted on August 4, 2016
Our ancestral burden

By Edwin Reyes — Argentinean Alfonsina Storni in her poem, Peso Ancestral (translated as “ancestral burden”) describes the... Continue