Gabriel San Roman
Chispa Hopes to Ignite a Unified Approach to OC Latinx Politics
Orange County is far from sleepy when it comes to grassroots Latino activism.Chicanos Unidos challenges gang injunctions. Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU) and Resilience OC are reshaping SanTana immigration policies from the bottom up. And El Centro Cultural de Mexico has a new building in the city to continue its activist legacy. But even with all the advocacy, organizations don't always intersect like the causes do. Chispa, a new organization and website, wants to change all that by bringing the movimiento in OC under one big tent.
Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post: