Voices of the New Majority

Mario Castillo


Educational social justice

Posted on September 19, 2019

As the school year begins, I’d like to pose a question: What would be a good topic for an article about education in Sonoma Valley... Continue

Terror from within and the minority divide

Posted on August 22, 2019

It’s true that as we get older, a melancholy can set in when we are faced with the loss of family and friends as well as our own... Continue

Opinion: Fighting for a fair wage for workers

Posted on June 14, 2019
Opinion: Fighting for a fair wage for workers

An activist for many years, I am always impressed by the May 1 marches organized by the farm workers union, inspired by the long-gone... Continue

A case of Pan Dulce culture shock

Posted on October 19, 2018
A case of Pan Dulce culture shock

By Loretta Carpio Carr On a recent stop for gas, I went into the adjacent convenience store to buy a bottle of water and a couple... Continue

Passing the torch

Posted on April 8, 2018
Passing the torch

In the late 1960’s the world was in turmoil, much as it is today. American’s youth propelled the anti-war movement, marched for... Continue

No papers? You still have rights

Posted on March 20, 2018

While the talk in Sonoma focuses on housing, school budget cuts and rebuilding after the wildfires, the story of roundups and attacks... Continue

I have a dream, too

Posted on January 26, 2018

Borrowing from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspirational declaration, I have a dream for an effective, supportive, secure, and happy... Continue

Listen to the parents

Posted on January 13, 2018

With all the holiday celebrations behind us, we know that Santa Claus did not bring the Sonoma Valley School District three million... Continue

Wisdom of the ancestors

Posted on November 9, 2017

During the particularly tense night of October 11, I received a phone call from one of my Oaxacan friends. She was watching news reports... Continue

Now that the fires are out

Posted on October 26, 2017

It wasn’t quite four in the morning when my wife and I were abruptly awakened by the doorbell. Thoughts raced through my mind. Who... Continue

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