Singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida has long championed political and social causes such as immigrant rights, the Zapatista movement and various issues concerning her native country of Mexico. Her most recent foray into activism, however, is undoubtedly her most personal.
This Saturday in Oxnard, she will be one of a handful of artists to perform a free, all-ages show in support of the Schools Not Prisons Arts & Music Festival tour, which promotes safe communities via voting, political activism and non-violence among community youth, with a focus on funding schools and educational programs while fighting against “zero-tolerance” policing of students that ultimately funnels many of them into the United States’ massive prison system.
Read the rest of my story at LA Weekly.
I joined the writing crew of ATTN as a freelancer a few weeks ago. My first story for them has just been published. Click the link below.
The 2 Biggest Lies About Immigrants In The U.S.
More about ATTN: ATTN is a company with a simple mission: inform and empower the next generation to make a social impact. Content is chief in pursuing this, and everyday on new media platforms, we share commentary, news articles, and videos that cover important societal topics (economic mobility, civil rights, education, criminal justice, the environment, etc) as well as incorporate meaningful calls-to-action.
A small group of protesters gathered outside of the Mexican Consulate in downtown San Bernardino to protest the kidnapping/disappearance of 43 student-teachers from a rural area in the state of Guerrero.