We’ve made it this far

There’s no reason not to persevere again.


For the Gone but not Forgotten

Earlier this evening a vigil and march was held in Little Tokyo, serving both as a memorial for the lives lost in San Bernardino last week and as a stand against the wave of anti-Islamic sentiments sweeping across the country.

Leaders across the faiths at the ceremony likened the hatred recently seen across so many news headlines to the same prejudice that once placed Japanese-American citizens inside of internment caps. In response, they said, coming together is the only solution: the one that will overcome.

There will be more from J.T. on this soon, but for now, it’s an honor to share the bravery that stood up in Los Angeles through this event.

Eduardo Bermudez and Ricardo Avelar-Lara: In Solidarity Against Police Violence

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This Tuesday evening friends and family of Eduardo Bermudez and Ricardo Avelar-Lara gathered at the corner of Hillview and Verona in East Los Angeles, a few blocks south of Whittier Boulevard. Both Bermudez and Avelar-Lara were shot to death by L.A. County Sheriffs Deputies at approximately 2 am on Sunday, November 16th, with no explanation as to why. Attendants of the gathering marched, shared memories, and plans of action with both the local and larger L.A. community.