Education in My Community

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Education is very important, not just in our community but worldwide. Many believe they are going to have a good education, many want to have a great education, but there are several reasons that not all do. I believe that

Decolonizing Warriors

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As I headed to Generation Justice on August 10, 2015, I honored our Pueblo Independence Day with prayers of healing, strength, peace and love for all creation. The universe answered back that morning when I met GJ Advisor and Fellowship

Letter to Barbara Petersen, APS School Board Member

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Dear Barbara Petersen, My name is Luzero Velasquez. I am sixteen, a Junior at the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School. I understand that you’re an Albuquerque School Board member focused on Equity and Engagement. I come to you as a

Letter to Peggy Muller-Aragón, APS School Board Member

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Dear School Board Member Peggy Muller-Aragón, My name is Kenia Alonzo. I am 15 years old and I am a sophomore at Cibola High School (a school in your district). I am also a member of Generation Justice, an organization

Deeper than a Logo

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REDSKIN: “noun, Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive, a contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian.” Scrolling down my Facebook timeline, something caught my eye. A friend shared an article on the recent cancellation of the Washington Redskins

On Self-Help


A couple of months ago a friend recommended I read “The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling” by Stephen Cope. Throughout the book, Cope interweaves teachings from the “Bhagavad Gita”—an ancient allegory

Remembering Aiyana Stanley-Jones

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In the summer of 2010, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the US Social Forum in Detroit with Generation Justice. I was 16. While there, I remember hearing a story I would never forget, the story of Aiyana

What Mainstream Media isn’t Asking: #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?

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In the weeks since the Charleston Massacre, at least six predominantly Black churches have been set on fire across the South. Mainstream media has been awfully quiet about these acts of terror. This should not come as a surprise, as

The Corporate Media Straightjacket

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In the past year, I’ve woken up to the lies corporate media presents about me and my community. I’m learning how to deconstruct corporate media’s scripts and analyze its “facts.” I question if the corporate narrative represents our community. I’m