He served as Mayor of the City of Ventura, California from 2009 to 2011. The book is composed of a series of essays that map the development of Los Angeles from the 50’s through the early 90’s using intricate details with which he provides to his readers. The positive aspect of this book comes from these essays, which take us through different parts of Los Angeles, from buildings and streets we are familiar with, to background stories, as well as little known facts and historical details that make up a large part of why Los Angeles is the way it is today. The book touches upon the communities that make up Los Angeles, and starts from the first people who moved to Southern California, and their expectations. When they moved here, they assumed they would be coming to a suburban life, with land, farming, and an abundance of resources.
Before delving into Aztec Angel, closer examination of Chicano literature will serve as an excellent primer for understanding how Salinas felt when writing the piece. After a turbulent 1960’s Civil Rights Movement, the Chicano movement has made a significant impact on societal change. At the heart of the movement is a sense of pride in their Chicano heritage and keeping culture alive through writing, helping unite other Mexican Americans identify with the issues needing change. According to an article on the ChicanoMovement.Wikispaces.com, the three main goals of the Chicano Movement were: restoration of land, rights for farm workers, and education reforms. One of the primary goals of the modern Chicanos has been to voice the disparities between their upbringings versus the more privileged Anglo-Saxon experience.
BACKGROUND III. ARGUMENT IV. APROACH V. CONCLUSION VI. BIBLIOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION The main purpose of this paper is to analyze citizen participation from the perspective of community groups named City Councils in Mexico City, which have its legal base and organization by law to provide the structure for citizens to become involved in community betterment activities, in particular in actions regarding public safety. This topic is relevant because Mexico City is the center of the political decisions in the country and important reforms have been implemented in the last decade to increase citizen participation through mechanisms established in the new laws.
San Diego - Description, Challenges and Proposals: San Diego California Susan Pearson June 30, 2007 Professor Ricardo Jordan Final Paper San Diego - Description, Challenges and Proposals: San Diego California San Diego San Diego is an amazing and beautiful city. San Diego’s future is based on the quality of its governance and direction of its growth. This paper discusses the city of San Diego (metropolitan area); however, the San Diego region is composed of 19 jurisdictions. This paper discusses “The City” of San Diego and its growth patterns, demographics, economics and physical characteristics; however, due to the governance structure and the importance of the regional governing body this paper includes
Veronica Calzada April 27, 2012 Criminal Justice 432 Dr. Carlos Posadas Bejarano, C. (2005). Que onda? : Urban youth culture and border identity. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. The book “Que Onda “ by Cynthia Bejarano is a journey into the lives of the youth living on the border and how it has stimulated their cultures, society, and identities.
Centro Cultural On October 20, 2011 I had the privilege of going to a Latino community center called Centro Cultural. This center is located in Washington County Cornelius, Oregon and is a Latino community center that focuses on helping the diverse community population. There mission statement is “Promote social and economic development, meet community needs, and increase cultural consciousness an understanding among the diverse groups of the community” (Centro Cultural, 2006). I had the privilege of meeting with two of the directors, one of them was the grandchild of the founder of Centro Cultural. Centro Cultural was founded in 1972 to help the Latino community adjust to America and give them support and over come diversity.
I did not realize how easy it is to unintentionally use bias language. Specifically, careless use of pronouns, subject-verb agreement, using open-ended age definitions, or how the order of presentation of groups can show superiority over others is all examples of errors I commit in my writing. Chapter 3 of the APA Manual will serve as a useful resource not only throughout my career, and for future writing I undertake. It provides a clear explanation of the essential components of sound expository writing and I walk away with more attention, and to pay careful attention to in my future
A Selected Annotated Bibliography on Illegal Immigration Carens, Joseph H. Immigrants and the Right to Stay. Ma, USA. MIT Press 2010 The authors of this book attempts to discuss how people from all over the world who enter into America should be granted amnesty along with other penalties for entering the USA illegally if they have been in America for a long period of time. Some circumstances such as arriving as young children or marrying a citizen or a permanent resident should strengthen their case for becoming legal. The most important issue for this author is the passage of time.
In Still Waiting for the Dream, Katie Annand describes these circumstances, Undocumented youth grow up as Americans and consider this country their home, attending primary and secondary schools, making friends, and forming ties in their communities. Consequently undocumented you face a painful paradox: the country they call home is also the country that criminalizes their presence (685). The Dream Act is offering a method to help improve the situations that these immigrants are now facing, which is why it is crucial that as a nation it is supported. It is a logical method to taking baby steps toward improving current immigration issues. The Dream Act authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of, and adjust conditional permanent resident status, to an alien whom: 1.
Adapting to a new culture is one of the hardest things a foreign people can do, because it feels like if they where living in a different world. To continue, the most important point when adapting a new country culture is the language, in this case English. It is an advantage for foreigners to learn English because their life will become easier. Is a fact the situation of many Dominicans residents I know who have been living in (N.Y.C.) for