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Items from various Mariscos joints all over Boyle Heights (Los Angeles).

Mariscos Cuyutlán Colima truck, roaming the streets for 40 years + caldo de camarón at their joint on the corner of 1st & Breed St. Mariscos Silvia’s estilo Colima truck at S. Soto & Hostetter + their tacos de camarón suaves, meaning soft tortillas instead of fried. Vuelve à la vida, the “come back to life” seafood cocktail at Mariscos Linda on Olympic + their whole mojarra frita al mojo de ajo. Tostada de ceviche mixta at Mariscos El Jato on 4th St. containing soft braised pulpo (octopus) + camarón and pescado. Local hot sauce Salsa Sinaloa + the well known aguachile and deep fried taco dorado de camarón at Marisco Jalisco on Olympic.

Just a few of the points of light in The Mariscos Way.

One of my friends from school was kidnapped this week by ICE

Cal State Los Angeles student Claudia Rueda taken by ICE this morning. Please mobilize and spread the word #FreeClaudia

“Early this morning, Border Patrol conducted a raid in Boyle Heights kidnapping Claudia Rueda outside her home in Boyle Heights, immigrant rights organizer with the Los Angeles Immigrant Youth Coalition and student at Cal State Los Angeles. Claudia most recently lead a campaign to free her mom, Teresa, from ICE detention after Border Patrol agents similarly kidnapped Teresa from their home.

When the officials showed up this morning, family members knew not to open the door since the agents couldn’t produce a warrant. But they got to Claudia anyway while she was outside moving the family’s car. For several hours her family had no idea where she was.

Claudia has lived in the US nearly her entire life. She participated in college-prep programs, was a student at UC Santa Cruz, and transferred to Cal State LA where she is currently studying Latin American Studies and has the support of many professors and campus organizations.Claudia has been preparing for apply for DACA but had been unable to gather the money for the filing fees.

Claudia’s best friend states: “Claudia is an extremely supportive, empowering, and hard working friend. All throughout high school, she encouraged students to continue their studies in higher education, becoming involved in afterschool programs like ESCALERA. Throughout our college career, she has continuously supported me, offered her home, and her wisdom to continue being a hardworking student and following our passions.”

Call Border Patrol in Chula Vista at 619-498-9750 to demand DHS not initiate removal proceedings and release Claudia to let her apply for DACA and get back to her family and completing finals.

“Hi, my name is ________________, and I am a concerned community member calling in support of Claudia Sarahi Rueda Vidal, DOB: 1/15/95, a DACA eligible youth, college student and beloved community member from Boyle Heights. Claudia has been a mentor in the community to other youth and has long fought for justice for others. I demand that Border Patrol release her to her family and community to let her apply for DACA with USCIS.”

FIGHT DEPORTATIONS BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!
FIGHT ICE WITH FIRE!


*** this is a copy and paste from her group’s Facebook. Claudia was head of a group of people that collaborated with my MSA and BLACK student union as well as the transgender rights/undocumented students group TRUCHA at our school. This is clearly a targeted attack because of her activism. I desperately need everyone’s help in trying to free her.

vogue.com
How L.A. Chicano History Is Being Told—And Reclaimed—Through Fashion
Generations of Latina style in Los Angeles.
By Abby Aguirre, Stefan Ruiz

Had the honor and great opportunity to be called upon and offer some perspective on #StyleAsResistance in this incredible photo spread on contemporary chicanx fashion and resistance for Vogue Magazines 125  

URGENT CALL TO ACTION TO #FREECLAUDIA:
Call Border Patrol in Chula Vista at 619-498-9750 to demand DHS not initiate removal proceedings and release Claudia to let her apply for DACA and get back to her family and her education.
“Hi, my name is ________________, and I am a concerned community member calling in support of Claudia Sarahi Rueda Vidal, DOB: 1/15/95, a DACA eligible youth, college student and beloved community member from Boyle Heights. Claudia has been a mentor in the community to other youth and has long fought for justice for others. I demand that Border Patrol release her to her family and community to let her apply for DACA with USCIS.”

Los Angeles: Boyle Heights May Day 2017

Join Centro CSO this May 1st 3:00 PM at the intersection of Chavez and Soto. We’ll be marching against the Trump administration, against the U.S. missile attacks on Syria, the proposed wall with Mexico, deportations, Muslim Ban, Bracero Programs, and LAPD killings of Chicanxs. Liberation, not deportation! ¡Viva Aztlan!