In this desert nobody is a stranger

Slip into the shoes of a Coachella Valley student, and you’ll wake up before dawn to braid your sister’s hair while your parents are already at work in the fields. You’ll give out your grandmother’s homemade tamales to the bus driver, your teachers and others in your close community. “I want to leave too. But […]

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A letter to Mi Gente

In a letter to Mi Gente, my people, a young Coachella Valley resident writes about the widespread grief in the community over Donald Trump becoming president. But, the writer says, grief is clearing the way for determination. “Mi gente, how I care and love you. We have passion in our soul, from the food we […]

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