Somos Magazine

Since its founding in 1987, Somos Raza Youth Project published Somos Magazine to reach out to barrio youth and raise the political and cultural conciencia in our communities. We did this by collecting art, poems, history lessons and dedications, then putting them together in small photo-copied magazines that we would pass out in the different barrios of San Diego Califas. Today as we work to fulfill the original goals of bringing a culture of struggle to our barrio youth, Somos Magazine includes some of those same things but it is online now. Below is a list of important historical people and events that we have created for young people. This information does not get taught very often in barrio schools, even when raza youth are a majority of the student body.

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Biography of Gloria Anzaldúa. Biografía de Gloria Anzaldúa.
Biography of Salvador Allende. Biografía de Salvador Allende.
Biography of Marco Anguiano. Biografía de Marco Anguiano.
Biography of Ernesto Bustillos. Biografía de Ernesto Bustillos.
Biography of Lucio Cabañas. Biografía de Lucio Cabañas.
Biography of Ricardo Flores Magón. Biografía de Ricardo Flores Magón.
Biography of Paulo Freire. Biografía de Paulo Freire.
Biography of Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. Biografía de Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales.
Biography of Ernesto Che Guevara. Biografía de Ernesto Che Guevara.
Biography of Patricia Marín. Biografía de Patricia Marín.
Biography of Celia Sánchez. Biografía de Celia Sánchez.
Biography of Genaro Vásquez. Biografía de Genaro Vásquez.
Biography of General Emiliano Zapata. Biografía del General Emiliano Zapata.
 Mexican Independence Day. La Independencia de México.
 The Mexican Revolution. La Revolución Mexicana.

You can help support the work of Somos Magazine by making an online donation to Somos Raza. All donations go back to support our Community Work! When you make a donation of $10.00 or more, we will email you a free PDF copy of a complete section of Somos Magazine. After you make your donation, just email us at info at uniondelbarrio dot org and to let us know what section you want.