Despite their ties to the United States, Manuel and Christopher have been in immigration detention since last fall. The families of people like Manuel and Christopher are often unable to afford visits because many detention facilities are far away from population centers.
The young men and women served by Taller San Jose's programs face significant obstacles to securing employment. Despite these barriers, most are eager to seize the opportunity to become productive citizens, yet they lack the necessary connections to make that a viable opportunity.
For a resilient food supply, we need to keep our specialty farmers farming and we need to make it monetarily worth their while not to sell out. We need to replace abandoned acres of asphalt with small allotments and grow crops.
People are freezing, hungry, and homeless as a result of the storm. Amidst all of that... makeup worries? Seems so inconsequential, right? But then I remembered receiving two different emails from people who lost everything but still wanted face oils and scrubs.
The latest example of Wells Fargo thumbing its nose at the courts and using law enforcement to carry out its dirty work is the case of Niko Black, a 37-year-old Mescalero Apache woman, suffering from a rare and terminal form of cancer.
"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."
On opening night I spoke with a longtime museum supporter who told me that OCMA seemed to be regaining the energy and momentum that he recalled the institution having had when Paul Schimmel was its Chief Curator.
After all, no one wants to lose their job or paycheck for being a good parent to a sick child or following doctor's orders when they themselves fall ill. And no one wants to be served flu with their food. So what's a big lobbyist to do?