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by Juan Santos
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at 2:50 PM
To Walk in Beauty
More than just a Dream:
The South Central Farm is Everywhere
The Declaration of the Leadership Council of the South Central Farm Movement
The Spirit cannot be uprooted. That’s the most fundamental truth of the matter.
It was heart breaking to have the Farm stolen from us, to be driven away from it by a small army of police like chattel slaves being driven to the slave ships; to have to re-live what our ancestors faced, what indigenous peoples have always faced at the hands of this system.
But we know that it is not the tragedies of our lives, but, rather, the choices we make in response to them, that have to power to shape who and what we become, and that shape what we are able to realize in our futures. No one but each of us, individually and collectively, has that power, it is not the tragedies and oppressions that are scripted into the system that are decisive, but the choices we make about our lives as we encounter them that ultimately decide the matter.
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Juan Santos: Im Memorium
Thursday, 22 January 2009
The passing of Juan Rafael Santos, known to some as Rafael Renteria, will be celebrated in Native American ceremony this Friday, January 30, at the East Olympic Funeral Home, 4556 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, starting at 6:00 p.m. All those who loved and honored Rafael are invited to attend.
A celebration of his life will be held in the near future, at a time and place to be announced.
If you would like to remember Rafael with a gift, please contribute to
the South Central Farm, where Rafael served as a council member with all the passion that we remember him for. You can make a gift at the South Central Farm website http://www.southcentralfarmers.com/> or to South
Central Farmers, 1702 E. 41st St., Los Angeles, CA 90058.
Please Donate to the Causes he was passionate about.
Rafael gave us all many wise and brilliant writings. If you have kind words to share about him, please leave a comment at his blog, The Fourth World http://the-fourth-world.blogspot.com/>, and enjoy his gifts to us while you're visiting there.
And please pass this message on to anyone who loved Rafael.
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