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The Legacy of Grandparents

            “From childhood, I felt respect towards nature and mother earth, as well as love towards medicinal plants. My grandmother was born in 1886. She took care of me since I was one and six months old. Growing up, I observed she had faith in plants, fruits, and vegetables. She...

We Stand With Dreamers!

  On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Trump’s executive order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program. DACA recipients can continue to renew their deferral to be relieved of possible deportation as well as continue to contribute to society by exercising a work permit (DHS Press Release, 2012). Generaciones...

Ancestral Connection and Resiliency

As Generaciones en Acción moves forward with intergenerational work we also need to include the connection with our ancestors to manifest healing, gratitude, and resiliency. Our next seminar will be on Saturday, April 21st from 8:30am-4:00pm. It will be our fifth seminar centering the work on building an intergenerational community. One of the workshops at...

To my Daughter: “La Carlita”

  Tears came to my eyes, they would not stop. I really tried but I could not stop them. I remember feeling the same emotion when I left her in kindergarten at Winter Gardens school in East Los Angeles. But on this day, we were at the University of Oregon at Eugene for my daughter’s...

Count Your Blessings

  During my childhood years, I lived with my grandparents in Mexicali, Baja California North, Mexico. It’s a town where temperatures in the summer can rise to 115 degrees. Ice-cold beverages and fans are a must. One of my favorite summer memories is when my Tata (grandfather) or Agüe (grandmother) used to make Kool-Aid. We...

Loving And Enjoying My Grandchildren

  I had always heard of many grandmothers who said how much love they felt for their grandchildren. Eight (8) years ago, my first grandson, Jose Rodrigo was born. Five years later, my second granddaughter, Ximena was born. I felt happy to be a grandmother, although not so lucky since the two grandchildren live in...

Love is the Force that Transforms the Soul of the World

Sustain and maintain a relationship that is required of me: Communication, patience and faith, but above all love. Before I thought that life was leaving and turning around. But today through my own experiences I have acquired the wisdom and faith to visualize and work to create the best of my relationship. Taking responsibility for...

Resiliency in Immigrant Families

It feels like I have dragged my body in my journey thus far. My mother compares herself to her mother and great grandmother. She says “ Tu abuelita tiene 79 años y todavía se levanta a las 5 de la mañana, prepara el desayuno, se va a comprar su dulces para vender, va al campo,...