Felicitamos a Hannah Ravenall y Solenne Wolfe de la escuela Brooklyn Tech, por llegar a la ronda de cuartos de final en la división de Póliza Abierta, en la Confrontación de Nueva York en Mamaroneck, New York el 3 de diciembre.
“Who is to say that robbing a people of its language is less violent than war?” ― Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
“Do work that matters. Vale la pena.” - Gloria Anzaldua
"What we will do here will set the pace for organized labor across the country" - Miguel Contreras
"You know, because you're feeling it, the magnitude of the impact others have had on you up to now. You are going to have that much – if not more – of an impact on others." -Sara Martinez Tucker
"We do not want our story to get lost. We do not want to be invisible ever again. Latinos have been invisible for a long time and if we tell our true story and history, the world will know who we are.” - Mimi Lozano
"Let us fight with love, faith and courage so that our families will not be destroyed.” –Sophie Cruz
Community activist Aurora Castillo was a renowned champion for environmental justice. The feisty octogenarian believed all children deserved to breathe clean air, drink pure water, and grow up in a safe environment. Castillo founded the community organization, The Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA). The group worked to keep their neighbors safe from dangerous pollutants and environmental toxins.
Castillo earned the name, la dona, because of her extraordinary leadership. The international community also recognized Castillo's tireless efforts to protect her Californian neighborhood. In 1995, she won the Goldman Environmental Prize. The award is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for environmental activists. The organization gives the award to ordinary individuals working to protect the environment.
“You start with the love of the kids, not the love of your subject matter. You start loving the kids, and know that you are going to go to the wall for them to make sure that they are successful.” - Sal Castro