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 […]

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.

Lost Student

By Anonymous When I came to this land I didn’t know I was breaking a law. When I was a four year-old I got rejected from preschool because I had no ssn. When I was five I didn’t know mi mami y papi where rompiendose el lomo por mi y mi hermano. I soon started […]

Esperanza y luz (poetry)

By Sandy Flores Soy solamente una soñadora buscando una oportunidad …la oportunidad para poder llegar a mi destino anhelado.En el camino he encontrado piedras; piedras grandes que amenazan mi sendero truncar Pero no me venceré, no perderé la ESPERANZA, moveré esas piedras y obtendré la oportunidad …la oportunidad para poder llegar a mi destino anhelado.Soy […]

Untitled (poetry)

By Erick Huerta Erick Huerta Born on a Monday, Became undocumented on Tuesday, Graduated from high school and enrolled in college on Wednesday, Matured into an activist on Thursday, Got his papers on Friday, Got married on Saturday, Passed away happy on Sunday. Erick Huerta, aka El Random Hero, is a journalism student at East […]

I am Breaking Down (poetry)

By Anonymous Part I I am breaking down Trying to fight the thoughts that tell me I am the most worthless creature in this world. Feeling scared, feeling terrified. I’m in a room filled with people … beautiful, strong souls in the struggle for immigrant rights and social justice. Yet I am alone. Laughter in […]

El Sótano(poetry)

By Oday Guerrero Todavía me acuerdo del frío y la oscuridad que permanecía en el sotano porque ese fue mi primer hogar cuando me vine a los EEUU pero esta historia no se trata de ser víctima de crueldad infantil una niñita de cuatro años que andaba en el coche con su familia, me quedé […]

Education is Liberation (essay)

By Jacky please tell us; what’s the importance of, not only, giving access to higher education for undocumented students, but also providing financial assistance to those individuals? “It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation.” –Freire We are […]

Education Not Deportation – (non-fiction essay)

By Adrian please tell us; what’s the importance of, not only, giving access to higher education for undocumented students, but also providing financial assistance to those individuals? Providing financial assistance to the undocumented student population is humane. For me, receiving this assitance will alleviate the stress that I have when I think about having to either pay […]

10 Years and Counting

“Three of us got invites to attend our 10 year high school reunion this year. And it got us thinking about what we would say to our fellow peers whom we graduated alongside so many years ago, many whom are well underway in nurturing careers and supporting their own families. How could they possibly understand […]