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/ October 8, 2014 3:39 pm

Johnny’s Race Blog: Yoga is No Joke

[Translate]   Entry 3 – October 8, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES JR/Coachella Uninc This week marks the third week of the Por Vida training sessions in preparation for the Second Annual Run With Los Muertos 5K on November 1. Naturally, the sessions are growing more intense. This week, I found myself at Evolve Yoga in La Quinta doing yoga for the […]

/ October 1, 2014 4:01 pm

Johnny’s Race Blog: The Training Begins

[Translate] Entry 2 – October 1, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES JR/Coachella Uninc The second training session for Second Annual Run With Los Muertos was held Saturday, September 27. But since I was unable to go to the first session, this was the first day of training for me Held on undeveloped land near Shadow Hills High School, the training session involved […]

/ September 24, 2014 4:53 pm

Johnny’s Race Blog: Running for My Uncle

[Translate]   Entry 1 – September 23, 2014 JOHNNY FLORES/Coachella Uninc I was ecstatic when I was presented with the opportunity to run a 5K and write about my experiences for Coachella Unincorporated. Shortly after, however, I realized how much work and dedication that would entail. After some serious contemplation, I decided to sign up for the Second Annual Run […]

/ May 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Blog: Michael Sam a Testament of Courage

[Translate]   JOHNNY FLORES/Coachella Uninc   It happened. Michael Sam is the first openly gay player to be drafted to the National Football League. The University of Missouri defensive end and Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year was drafted by the St. Louis Rams earlier this month. He was picked far lower than projected – number 249 out of […]

/ May 15, 2014 3:47 pm

Undocumented, Uninsured, and In Debt For Life

[Translate]     Editor’s Note:  California Senator Ricardo Lara’s (D- Huntington Park/Long Beach) Health For all Bill (SB 1005) – it would make all Californians, regardless of immigration status, eligible to purchase insurance – advanced out of the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, April 30, and will go to the Senate Appropriations Committee before being moved for a vote.  Under […]

/ April 15, 2014 5:44 pm

Joaquin Magon: Why Citizenship?

[Translate]   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 31: Why Citizenship?   Citizenship is one of the most important rights in this country; so why is there talk of denying this to an entire population? Republican members of Congress recently unveiled their “Immigration Standards,” a lengthy list of requirements that undocumented immigrants must meet in order to become legal residents […]

/ March 28, 2014 3:35 pm

Magón: Chávez Film Shows Human Side of Farm Worker Movement

[Translate]   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 30: Living Unconquered   “César Chávez: An American Hero” opens in theaters today, bringing to the big screen the story of the beginning of the United Farm Workers. The film will inspire dialogue – that can help or not help — the farm worker rights movement. Discourse around farm workers by media, […]

/ October 30, 2013 3:53 pm

Magon: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 3

[Translate]   Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of three reports on the DREAMer movement. Part one can be read here and part two can be read here.   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 29: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 3     Approved for DACA, Mayté and Lamber Can Finally Pursue their Dreams   I first […]

/ October 15, 2013 12:58 am

Magon: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 2

[Translate]   Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of three reports on the DREAMer movement. The first part can be read here.   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 28: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 2   SALINAS — By the time Alma Torres turned 12, her father had been back and forth between the family’s home in […]

/ October 7, 2013 5:24 pm

Magon: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 1

[Translate]     Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of three reports on the DREAMer movement   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 27: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 1   It was 2010 and the Immigration movement was at a crossroad— continue advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, or support the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors […]