Malinche Dreams (Poetry)

By Erick Huerta, Erick Huerta, aka El Random Hero, is a journalism student at East Los Angeles College,  DREAM Act activist with Dream Team Los Angeles.   Not me betray my people, but they me Not me betray my people, but they me Not me betray my people, but they me All of my life, […]

Racist Arizona White Girl Video; A Reflection of U.S Anti Immigrant Sentiment and Rhetoric

By Nancy Meza Nancy Meza is human being born in Jalisco, Mexico raised in East Los Angeles. She attended East Los Angeles community college then transferred to UCLA where she graduated with a degree in Chicana/o studies and Labor and Workplace Studies minor. She is currently a member of Dream Team Los Angeles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uT9RgiCoIA A […]

Fighting for a DREAM (non-fiction narrative)

By Luis Aguilar Luis Aguilar, a nurse by profession, a soccer player by choice, and a DREAMer by destiny. Also an active member of the Arkansas Coalition for DREAM a statewide immigrant youth-led organization working to achieve equal access to higher education in Arkansas.   Zacatecas: the Nauhatl name for the North Central region of […]

Joaquin Luna: the Death of a DREAM (poetry)

By Abraham Medina Abraham Medina, graduated in 2011 from UCI with a bachelors in Sociology, has interned for UFCW 324 and OCLF, been involved with El Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana, the Orange County Dream Team, and the community mural collective SAPO.   My name is Joaquin Luna, I am undocumented of course, This is my […]

Existential Dreams (poetry)

By Erick Huerta Erick Huerta, aka El Random Hero, is a journalism student at East Los Angeles College,  DREAM Act activist with Dream Team Los Angeles.   Alone at night Me, myself and I We talk a lot Between the three of us, we can never decide Who to condemn for this dreadful life We […]

Perdido (poetry)

By Robert Sagastume   Anoche quise mirarme al espejo y no me encontré Trate de mil formas pero no te mire, Fue en aquel momento en que perdí la niñez La despiadada hora en aquel atardecer,   Todavía siento tus marcas dentro de mi ser Tan solo era un niño en la edad de diez. […]

UnOccupied Soul (poetry)

By Jesus Cortez   My soul has been occupied since birth I am oppressor and oppressed, trying to shed the madness imposed on me by this poverty, this pain, this colonization of my mind, my heart, trying to rip myself apart, in order to create a new me, a me that is free—free from the […]

Immigrant Face (Spoken Word)

By Zessna Garcia   I am the face of an immigrant Dark eyes Tan skin Black hair Not the ideal beauty but beautiful none the less You court me and flirt with me You acknowledge my wit and my charm I counteract and intimidate you with my strong independent stride… Latin beauty, Latin charm If […]

DREAM Act Song

Music & Lyrics: Gustavo Guerrero Producer: Gustavo Guerrero           Director:  Gustavo Guerrero    http://dotsub.com/view/89618bf8-698b-4133-835e-24e9082a1e94   Lyric Translation by Anahi Quiroz   “Dream Act Song”   It’s 3 in the morning… and I’m… here…analyzing J… J…100… I wish you… Just like MLK said… “Tengo un sueño…” I have a dream… Warrior Coro: “I’m a dreamer… corrageously and passionately… with courage and […]

The Garden (poetry)

By Jesus Cortez   I love winter mornings, as the chill of dawn crawls through my bones and my fingertips fear the inevitable reality of hard labor…   The garden awaits, not mine, but someone else’s someone who can afford lovely flowers that lie on top of frosty grass waiting for my tired feet…   I […]