Featured Unity Articles

Woman auto worker: “Why I got involved in the fight against GM”

Before I started working out­side of the house, raising four kids and an alcoholic husband was more than enough to keep me busy. I never went anyplace or saw any­one except for my kids. It was just too hard to drag four kids around. I wanted to get a job, but with no edu­cation and […]

Saving Trees and Jobs in the Redwood Empire

Eyewitness Report Lumber workers speak against over-cutting by Peter Shapiro Fort Bragg, California For generations, the virgin redwoods and Douglas fir of California’s North Coast provided lumber for the nation, jobs for local communities, and a life support system for countless plant and animal species. Today the “old-growth trees” (forests that have never been logged) are […]

Family Pictures, Cuadros de Familia

by Monica Sanchez Family Pictures, Cuadros de Familia (1990) by Car­men Lomas Garza, depicts scenes from Carmen’s childhood in Kingsville, Texas. For someone who also grew up in South Texas, the book brings back memories of similar experiences–for example, killing a chicken for that day’s dinner, going across into Mexico to shop at the mercado, […]

Levi’s meets its match in Texas – MALDEF and MEChA join with laid-off workers

by John Martyn, Contributed SAN ANTONIO,TEXAS – “We got the greatest re­sponse.  Thumbs up for us and the boycott,”  said Frances Estrello of Fuerza Unida. She was describing the 125-person picket, held on July 27 outside a Miller’s Outpost here, to kick off a consumer boycott of all Levi’s products. Fuerza Unida is the organi­zation […]

20 Years Later – The Chicano Moratorium El Grito continua: Self-determination and justice!

by Eva Martinez, Contributed AS THE MORNING SUN broke over East Los Angeles, Raza families stumbled out of bed, drawn to the kitchen by the drifting fragrance of tortillas hot off the comal. Many planned on attending the anti-­war demonstration at Garfield Park later that day. For the organizers of the Chi­cano Moratorium Against the […]

Culture Clash in “Bowl of Beings”

by Luna Salaver-Garcia, Contributed When was the last time you saw a comedy/satirical act that had you laughing hysterically? Laughing ’til your cheeks ached from grinning and the tears came to your eyes? That was me when I caught Culture Clash’s new comedy, “Bowl of Beings,” which opened at San Francisco’s Asian American Theater Center […]

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

by Ray Gonzalez, Contributed The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC) in San Antonio, Texas, is the largest community-based Chicano institution in theUnited States, dedicated to thedevelopment and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican American cultural arts. Its programs in literature, music, visual arts, film, and theater have brought the Guadalupe in­ternational acclaim as well as […]

Environment is an issue of social justice

Southwest network fights pollution by Joe Navarro ALBUQUERQUE,  NM.- Activists gathered here from throughout the Southwest to form a net­work to fight for environmental issues that affect low-income and minority communities. The April 7-8 conference, organized by the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP), drew over 60 Chicanos, American Indians, and African Amer­icans from New Mexico, Texas, […]

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Looking to the ’90s

Contributed As we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we should reflect not only on the past, but also on the future. Latinos are entering a new decade, a time of great promise and challenge. Since 1980, the Latino population in the U.S. has grown five times faster than the rest of the country, to over 20 million. […]

MEChA enters the ’90s

Chicano/Latino students reaffirm commitment to fight for a better life for Raza by Lucky Gutierrez, Contributed SAN JOSE, CALIF. — “Don’t ever let anyone tell you that the move­ment is dead, or a radical thing. It is us, all of us here today, along with all Raza who work for a better life and society,” […]

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