The River that Runs Through It

The people I serve cry out each day in desperation because their belongings that include important documentation have been stolen, they lack the simplest resources to order an ID or a birth certificate without someone else helping them, and a myriad of other tiny injustices that build up into a vision of a world that is full of struggle, always in opposition to whatever progress to the good that they wish to make.

On Standing Rock and Allyhood

I was once again met with a sense of discomfort. How does my being there for twenty hours compare to those who have lived there for several months? What does it mean to be an ally when you are not on the front lines of the cause? Was my being there just or merely an opportunity to make myself feel better?

Waiting with La Virgen

"Well, we'll have to leave early because we need to get to church!" It was an unspoken expectation and excitement that everyone would be present for the celebration of La Virgen de Guadalupe.