Goodnight, and Good Luck!

Looking out the window, I see the most beautiful mountains. Dense fog covers the tops, gnarly, old trees grow on the hillsides: I am at the National Chavez Center at La Paz in Tehachapi, California. It’s 187 acres of rugged terrain where Cesar Chavez lived, strategized, planned and organized during the last years of his life.…

Go Blue!

There’s nothing more awesome than a Michigan fall. Sunshine, crisp air, beautiful colors, apple picking, and of course, football! I wanted to practice my movie making skills and this is the result.

Ann Arbor Protest Against SB1070

  I took a little study break from finals this afternoon to participate in the Ann Arbor protest against SB1070 that will require Arizona immigrants to carry identification documents on them at all times. They will now be able to be asked to show proper identification if they “look” like they could be illegal. How…

PCAP- Prison Creative Arts Project

  PCAP is an organization at UM that does work with both adult and juvenile prisoners. It’s also a program through which Michigan prisoners can show and sell their artwork at an annual exhibition. The prices are very reasonable and the artwork tends to be impressive. This is their mission statement: “The Prison Creative Arts…

La Celebracion Latina

This year I’m helping to organize the Latino graduation at the University of Michigan- La Celebracion Latina. It’s the 11th year- and a really wonderful experience. It’s basically a more culturally and linguistically appropriate way to celebrate the accomplishments of Latino graduates and their families. Here is what the invitation looks like: We also have some great goodies  we…