Once Upon a Time in Chavez Ravine

Reflections on growing up brown in California..

Rick has been actively exploring some big questions about his life’s journey. With today’s discussion some of the big questions he will be exploring are these: What does it mean to be labeled as Hispanic, Latino, Latina, or even Latinex? What binds us together? What has been the experience of our ancestors that survived the upheavals set in motion by American imperialism? “How has racism significantly impacted our lives?”

Rick Castillo is a second generation Mexican-American who grew up in California. He is employed as a housing advocate at C.V.O.E.O. Rick’s passion is paddling the beautiful lakes and rivers of Vermont and his hobbies are photography, digital art, and doing jigsaw puzzles.


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