A critique of boutique liberalism.

The Met Gala is the epitome of class in America. An annual fundraising event held at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, which normally charges from $14–25 admissions for the general public. On admissions alone, the MET makes over $42M. Their fundraising events however are only accessible to a curated, elite list, with the annual Costume Institute Gala becoming a night as big as the Academy Awards with tickets costing $35,000.

The festivities scream party at DISTRICT 1 (from ficticious Panem, in the Hunger Games, this, the Northernmost district to the Capitol primarily focuses…


Vaccine Misinformation.

Content Warning: Death.

The pandemic is nowhere near over. So it feels kind of unfair to put emotional labor into griping over numbers and mourning deaths when I know that before the ink dries (sort of speak) there will be more deaths to mourn.

The working class are continued to be called essential, essential enough to keep the economy going but not essential enough to be given all the safety nets necessary so that they do not end up unhoused in the middle of a pandemic now that the moratorium on evictions has ended or indebted or dead if they…


Iglesia del Pueblo: Reflexión 8/29/2021

El Hilo del Imperio

Todos los Domingos Via Kairos Center:

https://fb.watch/7HW-br0T9B/

Desde su creación el imperio ha empleado las mismas tácticas durante toda su historia de ocupación, primero en estas tierras Indígenas del Norte y luego exportando las explotaciones refinadas por medio de su militares y agencias de inteligencia. Las mismas prácticas usadas contra la gente de los pueblos originarios de lo que ahora llamamos USA son usadas hasta hoy en día en todo el mundo.

Las prácticas militares de tierras quemadas, una estrategia destructiva donde la sustentación de tribus es comprometida. Tribus agricultoras eran…


Iglesia del Pueblo: Reflexión 8/16/2021

Reflexión: Temporada de Acción Moral Directa por la Campaña de la Gente Pobre.

Comenzando en Julio la campaña descendió en Washington DC (como también en capitales a nivel estatal) para hacer conocer nuestras demandas y para defender a la democracia y a los derechos de los votos por medio de demostraciones pacíficas.

Las demandas:

Terminar el filibuster, pasar todas provisiones en el Acto para la gente, restauración del acto de votos de 1965, levantar el sueldo mínimo federal, protección permanente para todxs inmigrantes.

Cada lunes, llamado Moral Monday (lunes morales) la campaña junto a líderes…


Not just you cisters. CW- transphobia.

March is Women’s History Month and midway thru it I find myself consistently exasperated at the ingrained transphobia our culture continues to engage, not towards me in particular; I use rolling pronouns (anything with respect!) so being called a girl, or a woman although not necessarily true for me, or not true most all of the time, I am okay with those pronouns. I just correct and move on. Gender is a spectrum through which I move freely with little care for other people’s opinions. …


After the presidential debate, and even before Trump took office four years ago, yesterday was bound to happen. Historians, journalists, analysts, organizers, every day folks and even politicians themselves have been predicting that violence would erupt as we get closer to January 20th.

In the days and weeks before the storming of the Capitol, leftist monitoring conservative groups and threads across social media platforms began reported that widespread violence was to be expected from January 6th til the 20th and beyond, they are calling this time “The (incoming) Darkness.” Journalists across the nation who gained this information (I mean we…


This post is written both in Spanish and English. Escrito en Ingles y Espanol.

Reflections on Matthew 22 for Kairos Center Freedom Church of the Poor. Reflecciones en Mateo 22 para La Iglesia del Pueblo Libre del Centro Kairos.

To see the Church Service visit: https://www.facebook.com/povertyinitiative/

Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who…


Rev. Leo on Reclaim Our Vote collaboration.

Earlier this year my friend, mentor and movement mom Andrea offered me an incredible opportunity to come up with a design for Center for Common Ground’s Reclaim Our Vote campaign.

“The Reclaim Our Vote Campaign was officially launched in 2018 by the Center for Common Ground of Virginia, a 501(c)3 organization whose national partners include the NAACP, Black Voters Matter, Mi Familia Vota, VoteRiders and DemLabs.

Since late 2017, the nonpartisan Reclaim Our Vote campaign has reached out to nearly a million voters of color in states like Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Texas and…


This post is written both in Spanish and English. Escrito en Ingles y Espanol.

Reflections on Esther for Kairos Center Freedom Church of the Poor. Refleccion con Esther para La Iglesia Libre del Pueblo del Centro Kairos.

To see the Church Service visit: https://www.facebook.com/povertyinitiative/

“ For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa…


Content warning.

www.thesantos.org

On Tuesday evening we learned news of mass hysterectomies in an ICE facility in Georgia, after nurse Dawn Wooten came forth with a formal complaint against the facility. Hearing from women that were detained there about a doctor called “The Uterus Collector” whom was performing full or partial hysterectomies without consent or explanation as to why this was happening. In her testimonies, Miss Wooten speaks of mass abuse, unsanitary conditions, having no PPE or protocols for people with COVID-19 within the facility and retaliation for her internal whistle blowing.

There is no need to reiterate the news, the…

Dr. Leonina Arismendi žarković

Social Justice rants, sermons & personal essays.

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