As the numbers of COVID cases in El Paso continue to decline more and more, activities are beginning to be allowed with various restrictions for safety. Our churches have resumed services, some schools are having in person classes, football games are being played, and restaurants have certainly started to see more customers. Libraries across Texas and the… Read More We need your help…
By Xavier Miranda, EPISD Teacher, EPAFT member, DSA member, El Paso Grassroots Chief Academics Officer Tamekia Brown of EPISD, will host a live chat, specifically for EPISD Teachers and answer questions about the return to school. It is scheduled for Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4 PM to 4:30 PM. Considering that the County of… Read More EPISD Teachers Live Chat, Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4 PM to 4:30 PM.
El Paso, TX- On Monday, September 21, 2020 Sunrise El Paso and local climate action advocacy groups invite the press and public to a COVID-safe demonstration to oppose the proposed “Newman 6” 228 MW fracked-gas plant in El Paso at 5:30 pm at San Jacinto Plaza, 114 W Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901. Speakers… Read More FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Maria R. Perez, MSSW As our society—our world—continues to struggle with issues of human rights and equality, the DNA and ancestry markets are booming. Somewhat of an irony, I dare say. Now more than ever, we see advertisements for DNA kits; TV shows depicting ancestral roots of celebrities; documentaries on stolen babies; the reunion… Read More Your DNA – To Test or Not to Test
PARA LA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATAALTO A LA PERSECUCION POLITICA DE SUSANA PRIETO TERRAZAS. ¡DEFENDER DERECHOS LABORALES NO ES DELITO! EL PASO, TX- Obreros viviendo en Estados Unidos, apoyenos en la protesta en contra de los narcogobernadores Francisco Javier Garcia Cabeza DeVaca y Javier Corral Jurado este jueves 17 de septiembre a las 10 AM en en Consulado… Read More Press Release – Against the Persecution of Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas
By María Eugenia Trillo, Ph.D. Community, barrio, neighborhood, hood, Second Ward, South Side, El Segundo. Each of these terms evokes a different image and feeling. Río Linda is a diaspora community, one of three unique communities that were forced to uproot themselves and disperse in more than five thousand pieces to the four winds. September… Read More Río Linda…a community of the Chamizal – forever
By Jeryl Marcus For the first time in its long history, the physical Burning Man was cancelled in response to the health concerns related to large gatherings. Personally, this meant that after ten consecutive years David and I would not pack our motor home with camping supplies, costumes and gifts and travel 3,000 miles in… Read More Burning Man 2020 Ups the Ante for Virtual Reality Technology
By Maria R. Perez, MSSW Recently, the topics of unknown ancestors, lost family members and estranged families have been highlighted by various television programs. These TV shows feature many factors causing family separations, one of which is infant abduction. When this takes place in the healthcare facility where the baby is born, a cruel abuse… Read More Losing an Infant, Yet Not Losing Hope
By Chuck Taylor Quiet. The desk clerk and I are the only ones. He gives me permission to turn a side-lamp on. He is working on figures on his adding machine and laughs. It is quite dark here inside. The great center mosaic dome is unlit. Three good western style oils on the wall across… Read More In the Lobby of the El Paso De Norte, 4:30 AM, 1978
Updated September 3, 2020 By Jeryl and David Marcus Every year in August we pack our camping gear and head to the Black Rock desert just outside of the little town of Gerlach, Nevada. We are among the 70,000 people (yes: 70,000!) who trek to this dry lakebed located 140 miles North of Reno, Nevada.… Read More Burning Man: it’s every festival you’ve ever been to – on steroids!