Featured Essays

A Chance to Read

Katarina Towery, January 20, 2015

After listening to the Children's Literacy Center presentation at Rampart campus and learning that 66% of fourth graders are illiterate, I knew that I needed to help. My student is 9 years old and in the 4th grade. He is reading at about a 1st to 2nd grade reading level.

PPCC Voice

It's Not Only a Bruise

Luis Trabucco, January 20, 2015

No, it’s not only a bruise, It’s more than that. Barbarity found his victim in my face. Choking the words and violating my being. It is the denial of my right and the humiliation of my condition.

Artist Voices

Woman's Place Serving G-d

Dawn Eeh, January 20, 2015

This painting is about service from a very personal perspective. It was taught to me that, as a woman, the most valuable service I could do was to procreate. I was taught that the last days were at hand and that I was helping to produce God’s chosen army. I gave birth to six healthy babies and six ended in miscarriage. While God was praised and credited with the successful outcomes, I alone was deemed responsible for the failures.

Point/Counterpoint

All Gave Some, Some Gave All

James Strickland, January 20, 2015

Two corrupt Iraqi police armed with AK-47s lurked only fifty feet away behind a small building, plotting the execution of as many U.S. soldiers as possible, waiting until the moment that they thought Alpha Company appeared to be the most relaxed and off guard before taking violent and deadly action.

Happenings

What Do I Stand For? Contest

November 14, 2014

ART ACCEPTED THROUGH JANUARY 31ST! "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." --Alice Walker