Attended the Fight for $15 protests which took a different approach this year, compared to the last. The groups focused on highlighting lack of adjunct pay as well as continuing to advocate for a higher minimum wage. I was curious what bystanders thought, so I used yikyak to read some posts: "what are these people [...]
Sheriff Joe Arpaio attended a court appointed monitor community meeting in downtown Phoenix Wednesday evening.
Humphrey Scholars in the fields of journalism, law and human rights toured Sheriff Joe Arpaio's notorious tent city facility in Phoenix, Ariz.
Today there was a law enforcement support rally at the Scottsdale Police Department station at Indian School. I was out of the country and missed their first law enforcement support rally in Phoenix but I managed to make this one. They also had former ASU officer Stewart Ferrin who was involved in the arrest of an [...]
Today was the Day of the Whites or Dia de Los Blancos, the culmination of more than a week of festivities on epiphany. Today is the day that three months, thousands of dollars invested in carossas and costumes is put on for show throughout the city. We bought seats (around 50,000 pesos or $25 USD) [...]
The Stop the Killing protest was one of many today across the country. The protest focused on the deaths of Eric Garner, Mike Brown but mainly those deaths in Phoenix of Rumain Brisbon, Michelle Cusseaux and Salvador Reza. The protestors also focused on the lack of indictment of officers, as many already know in the case [...]
Flamour Academia de Moda held a fashion show of their students' work at Tempe Center for the Arts. This was my first and only fashion show and on a visual level it was so intriguing. Between the girls, their colorful dresses and the crazy poor light. Many of the girls had been there for hours [...]
So a few months back I met an amazing organizer, Jose Cortez, and he invited me to the Santa Rita center's first Cafe Cultura. He organized artsits, from 2-D to 3-D to spoken word. I wanted to share some of the images with them here and say how thankful I am to see artists in [...]
I recently covered the protest in Phoenix against the death of Rumain Brisbon, a Phoenix resident who was shot by a Phoenix police officer. The officer believed Brisbon was reaching for a gun and fired several shots at close range, upon later inspection they found a bottle of pills but no weapon. This case has [...]
I had the privilege of shooting the Las Adelitas 4th Annual Posada where they named Raquel Teran of Mi Familia Vota the first "Adelita del año." The group raises money each year and award scholarships, in 2014 to both young ladies below, and this year they honored Teran for her work civically engaging her community. [...]