Featured Essays

What I Stand For

Robert Miller, February 12, 2015

I stand for the little boys and girls who never seen a gifted horse and his mouth. I stand for the single parent families and ghettos of the South. I stand for the bargained lifestyle of trying to make ends meet. I stand for the young who were systematically manipulated to believe that they were weak. . . . I stand for the complications of trying to find my place. I stand for the rage, anxiety, and vexation of emotions that you endure along the way. I stand for the rose that grew from concrete that would never accept defeat. I stand for tomorrow’s dreamers, who forgot that yesterdays are yesterdays like roads under your feet.

PPCC Voice

PPCC and the Delano Grape Strike: A Social Change Interview

Analiese Schulzki, May 11, 2015

The Delano Grape Strike, led by Cesar Chavez, to put it simply, was a boycott and 300 mile march from Delano to Sacramento determined to achieve a living wage for migrant workers in the United States. Jan went down to Delano for a weekend to join in the heart of the strike to show her support and learn more about the people who were fighting for their civil rights and the lives that they had to live in order to provide for their families while still being used and exploited in their only option for work.

Artist Voices

Nature Serving Man: Man Serving Nature

Jacob Ady, February 12, 2015

My inspiration for the piece was how electronics serve man, and man serves nature, and vice-versa. But again, its how we came from nature, and in turn we help nature, like how a tree grows and gives us oxygen, and we prune the branches to make it stronger. It was a shout out, really, of appreciation for the simple things that are taken for granted.


Drops in the Bucket

Suzanne Calvin-Yim, February 12, 2015

I see a soldier who was brave and strong when others were tearing apart who she was as if it would impact what she offered. Her story is the story of hundreds of soldiers, and countless others who have stories that are different from hers, but are stories nonetheless. Soldiers who joined the military when society still referred to them as “kids.” Soldiers who have left their families, their homes, and their ways of life. Soldiers who marry and forego honeymoons for overseas assignments or miss the births of their first children. Soldiers who hold their two year old children on their laps, then do not see those children again until they are a year or two older. Soldiers who kiss the people they love good bye one last time without really knowing it. Soldiers who are fighting for what I, a civilian, stand for.


Parley 2015

April 3, 2015

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