CPA Blog Spot

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:44pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 3:25pm
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 2:50pm
For 40 years CPA has been organizing and has been able to bring different people together --- youth, women, immigrants, workers, families, tenants, small businesses, seniors to take a stand for justice and dignity of people. It has not been easy but we have been on the right side of history.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 10:36pm
Activism and the arts have always been closely intertwined for me. Before I joined campus organizations that focused on political empowerment, I read books by Sandra Cisneros and Sonia Sanchez after school in the public library. I loved poetry by women of color who were speaking out not only against injustice, but were also producing work that transformed the struggles of oppressed communities into something tangibly life-affirming and empowering. The potential of genuine human connections drew me to writing as a form of activism. I was excited to hear that one of our dinner series talks during the Eva Lowe Fellowship would be on art and culture, featuring poet Kenji Liu and Xicana activist-artist Melanie Cervantes.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 10:33pm
Several weeks ago, four Asian American organizations filed a brief with the Supreme Court against affirmative action policies at the University of Texas, arguing race-conscious admissions discriminated against Asian American applicants. I couldn’t decide what disappointed me the most - my frustration that my brothers and sisters refused to understand our history as part of a continuous mosaic of struggle, or the confusion about the ambiguous role Asian Americans play in movements for economic and social equity.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 10:30pm
I still remember clearly how excited I was when I found out that I was admitted as one of the Fellows for the summer. The one-month experience I had with CPA was continuously energizing, and has largely reshaped my understanding of community organizing.