Perpetual State of Infancy (dream theory)

By Fernando Romero Fernando, graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2009 and studied Creative Writing and Journalism. He is a co-founding member of Dreamers Adrift and co-founding member of the AB 540 group FUEL @ CSULB. He is also the Coordinator for the Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Inland Southern California, which is an […]

Apathy is Not an Option: Election Night for Undocumented Americans (non-fiction essay)

By Edber Macedo Edber is third year UCLA student and a member of Dream Team Los Angeles.   On November 6, 2012 people across the world placed their attention to on the American people (or more accurately the Electoral College) to who they would choose as the person who would influence all corners of the […]

It’s Not Every Day a Dreamer Gets to Go Home

By Fernando Romero Fernando, graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2009 and studied Creative Writing and Journalism. He is a co-founding member of Dreamers Adrift and co-founding member of the AB 540 group FUEL @ CSULB. He is also the Coordinator for the Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Inland Southern California, which is an […]

The Overwhelming Burden of Consciousness

As dreamers, as activists, but mostly as human beings we have to be able to sit comfortably with the pain of the world. We have to overcome our own pain and overwhelm ourselves with the pain of the world, so much so that it becomes heavy. Heavy with meaning at the very least.

Always in Exile (non-fiction)

By Fernando Romero Fernando, graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2009 and studied Creative Writing and Journalism. He is a co-founding member of Dreamers Adrift and co-founding member of the AB 540 group FUEL @ CSULB. He is also the Coordinator for the Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Inland Southern California, which is an […]

Footprints that Led to my Undocumented Graduation

By Sofia Campos, Sofia is a UCLA graduate and active member with IDEAS and DREAM Team Los Angeles. I came to this country when I was six from Lima, Peru. During my senior year of high school my parents finally had to tell me our family was undocumented. Since then, I learned what it feels […]

What Animals Can Teach Us About Immigration (Essay)

By I. Cruz I. Cruz is an immigrants rights activist and community organizer in Mississippi.  She also draws things and writes.   When butterflies move from Canada to Mexico or vice versa, there are sanctuaries waiting for them in both countries. Those lucky enough to experience this view claim that the migration of monarchs is […]

Not the Perfect Dreamer, but That’s Okay (non-fiction essay)

By Nancy Meza Nancy, 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   This weekend, […]

Reaching for the Stars: A Journey (Spoken Word)

By Sofia Campos, Sofia is a UCLA graduate and active member with IDEAS and DREAM Team Los Angeles. Rising on the shoulders of our ancestors at last with the keys to open doors once hidden in our past, Broken down barriers, Loosened up chains– Not just one person, but families together reaching gains. Cada alma […]

The Undocumented Diaries; a Day in the Life of Dreamers (non-fiction memoir/essay)

LIMBO from Eliot Rausch + Phos Pictures on Vimeo. By Erick Huerta Erick Huerta, aka El Random Hero, is a journalism student at East Los Angeles College,  community and DREAM Act activist with Dream Team Los Angeles. When I first met with Director Eliot Rausch and producerMark Schwartz about collaborating on a video project about dreamers, I […]