"Marcos is gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa, an Asian in Europe, a Chicano in San Ysidro, an anarchist in Spain, a Palestinian in Israel, …. So Marcos is a human being, any human being, in this world. Marcos is all the exploited, marginalized and oppressed minorities, resisting and saying, Enough!"
"The mind is dreaming. The world was its dream.
La mente esta soñando. El mundo fue su sueño." Jorge Luis Borges
We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation. César Chávez
"The political life of an oppressed people depends directly on their full understanding of the nature of power and their true situation in the power arrangements." Antonia Pantoja
“The greater evil who is in-
When both in wayward paths are straying?
The poor sinner for the pain
Or he who pays for the sin?”
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
"On 12/17/99, the U.N. General Assembly designated November 25 (the anniversary day of the murder of the Mirabal sisters) as the annual date for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women." Mirabal Sisters
"If you wish to know what justice is, let injustice pursue you." Eugenio Maria de Hostos
"Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth." Lucy Gonzalez Parsons
"I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with." Eva Peron, Argentina
"Giving kids clothes and food is one thing but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important, and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people." Dolores Huerta
"Tyranny, like freedom, has no country, any more than do exploiters or workers." Luisa Capetillo
"We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism."
Rigoberta Menchú Tum
“Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” Paulo Freire
“Among individuals as among nations, the respect to other people's rights is peace"
"Entre los Individuos, como entre Las Naciones, El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz."Benito Juarez
"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming." Pablo Neruda
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