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2010 is all about E4FC
E4FC has now become my full-time (I should say, ALL the time) endeavor! Check out E4FC to see what I'm up to these days.
10/17/09: AB540 CONFERENCE AT SF STATE
I'm leading a workshop for counselors of AB540 students at the 1st Annual AB540 Conference at San Francisco State University on Saturday, October 17th, 2009. Conference runs 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Contact ideas@sfsu.edu for more info.
9/15/09: IMMIGRANT STUDENT VOICES ONLINE
This summer I started a training program for Bay Area immigrant student organizers. These compassionate young warriors have started their own website to inspire, inform, and embolden their organizing work: S4FC.org. Listen to what they're talking about today.
7/1/09: SMALL GRANTS TO ARTISTS & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
The |http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/donor-circle-for-the-arts.html|Donor Circle for the Arts at Silicon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from artists and arts organizations from San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Due date: August 15, 2009. Find out more information here.
5/14/09: PROFILED IN SVCF NEWSLETTER
My work with the Nelson Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation was featured in the Foundation's recent newsletter. Read "A Legacy of Giving Links Multiple Families and Multiple Generations" here.
5/7/09: TEACH-IN AT STANFORD
Stanford's School of Education is hosting a teach-in about undocumented students in higher education. They'll be showing my film Don't Stop Me Now, and I'll be leading a panel discussion of students and educators. Check out the event flyer for more info.
5/1/09: INTERVIEWED IN MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE
I was interviewed by Jennifer Pence at the Mountain View Voice, for a story about E4FC and one of our scholarship students. Read "Fighting for the American Dream" here.
4/12/09: GOOD MORNING AMERICA!
This morning several of my E4FC students were profiled in a feature story on ABC News Good Morning America. The story -- called Students in the Shadows -- shows the tremendous financial challenges faced by undocumented immigrant students trying to graduate from college in the US. These students were so brave to share their stories, despite the significant risks to them and their families. Won't you take a few minutes to watch this short piece?
3/25/09-7/15/09: MARKET STREET POSTER SERIES
"This Place Called Poetry" has moved from the gallery to the street! Images from the exhibition are now featured in a poster series along Market Street. Check them out in person, or on WritersCorps' Flickr site.
4/01/09: RECENT IMAGES
I've added a new folder of images, most taken within the last few months. Check 'em out here.
11/7/08-1/24/09: THIS PLACE CALLED POETRY
Kjell Nordeson and I are the lead artists of This Place Called Poetry, an exhibition of art and short films profiling 11 fabulous youth poets in San Francisco.

The exhibition's on view at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery from November 7th to January 24th. Make sure to check out the Main Gallery (401 Van Ness) and the Storefront Installation (155 Grove), both on Civic Center Plaza.

Click here for photos of our Opening Party on November 13, 2008.
10/13/08: ARTICLE ABOUT ASIAN UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
I was interviewed for an article about Asian undocumented students. Check it out here: "Not ‘A Mexican Thing’: Undocumented Asian students face stigma and lack of financial aid, job experience," by Beleza Chan.
4/10/08: DON'T STOP ME NOW IN SAN MATEO COUNTY TIMES
DON'T STOP ME NOW was screened before an audience of hundreds of students, faculty members, and community leaders at Notre Dame de Namur in San Mateo on 4/8/08. Here's an article about the event: Obstacles for undocumented students focus of discussion.
1/18/08-1/20/08: DON'T STOP ME NOW AT NNIRR CONFERENCE IN HOUSTON
DON'T STOP ME NOW will be screened at the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights conference, Claiming our Rights, Envisioning our Future: Communities Organizing for Justice, January 18-20 in Houston, Texas.
11/30/07-1/19/08: DON'T STOP ME NOW ON EXHIBIT AT MACLA IN SAN JOSE
DON'T STOP ME NOW is part of Shifting Dreams, Migrating Realities: A visual dialogue about the complexities related to migration and immigration at MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana). The exhibit runs November 30, 2007 - January 19, 2008. I'll be part of an Artists' Talk on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 PM. MACLA is located at 510 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.