CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives is a library-based publishing journal and includes the creative writing of students in classes offered by the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies. The works published in the journal are by students in the Ethnic Studies 107: Chican@/Latin@ Lives class. They wanted to make their stories, their counter narratives, available to their families, their communities, and any other students who could relate to their stories.
Maria Corral-Ribordy, Suseth Fonseca and Cynthia Rojas share their experiences in Ethnic Studies 107
Close your eyes and think of an "environmentalist." What do you see? If its an old white guy (probably with a beard and a walking stick), you are not alone! Environmentalism has a diversity problem. It's not that people of color don't care about the environment—polls show that they do, and at levels that surpass white people—but the environmental movement has not made space for their inclusion.
A black woman and a white woman meet at a racism training class in Humboldt County and they question the presentation. “We were prompted by Josiah Lawson’s tragic murder,” says Zera Starchild about creating an alternative to what they had experienced at the workshop. Jill Larrabee and Starchild designed a discussion titled the Heart of the Matter: Authentic Conversation on Racism which is taking place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside.
"We need to be willing to see ourselves as obligated to struggle for justice and be willing to put ourselves on the line in that justice struggle." Dr. Melina Abdullah is a professor and chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and among the original group of organizers that formed the Black Lives Matter movement.