Writing

2013

10/22/2013. “Shutdown at the Port of Oakland.” Counterpunch.

7/10/2013. “Beyond the ‘Second Shift’: Mothers in Service Jobs Work a Third.” In These Times.

7/9/2013. The Third Shift: Child Care Needs and Access for Working Mothers in Restaurants. Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. Full report and executive summary available for download.

4/15/2013. Contributed to Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth. Edited by Matt Hern and the Purple Thistle Collective. AK Press.

2012

12/10/2012. “Detroiters Rally to Stop ‘Corporate Land Grab’ of Vacant Lots.” In These Times.

10/15/2012. “Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice.” Yes Magazine.

9/15/2012. Contributed to We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation. Edited by Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy, and Mike McGuire. AK Press.

9/12/2012. “One Activist’s Fight Against Walmart’s Food Justice Takeover.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

7/25/2012. “Decolonizing the Occupy Movement.” Cultural Anthropology.

7/13/2012. “We Are More Than Workers and Consumers in the Food System.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

July 2012. Good Food and Good Jobs for All: Challenges and Opportunities to Advance Racial and Economic Equity in the Food System. Applied Research Center.  Full report [version 2] and executive summary available for download [PDF].

6/27/2012. Coauthored with Darwin BondGraham. “Communities of Color Organize Against Urban Land Grabs.” Race, Poverty and the Environment. Urban Habitat.

June 2012. Coauthored with Nayantara Sen. Better Together in Action: Organizations Working to Integrate Racial Justice and LGBT Issues. Applied Research Center.

May 2012. “Injustice in the Food Chain“. Sojourners Magazine.

1/2/2012. “Occupy, Resist, Grow“. Mobilizing Ideas. Center for the Study of Social Movements, University of Notre Dame.

2011

11/4/2011. “Got a Hustle to Pay Rent While Jobless? You’re Part of a $1T Economy.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

10/20/2011. “Latina Activist Betita Martinez’s Wisdom for Young Organizers.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

10/17/2011. “Orange is the New Green: Oakland’s community owned Solar Mosaic.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

10/5/2011. “Public Sector Attacks Undermine Racial Progress.” Indypendent. NYC Independent Media Center.

9/13/2011. “Of Mice and Medicine: How Investing in Medicaid Will Create Jobs.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

Autumn 2011. “Selected Comparisons from The Color of Food.” Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts. Indiana University Press. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 139-143.

6/10/2011. “Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

6/1/2011. “Food Workers: Wage and Race.” Race, Poverty, and the Environment. Urban Habitat.

5/30/2011. “Will 2012 Become Labor’s Moment of Political Truth?” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

4/20/2011. “One Year After BP Oil Spill, Communities of Color Are Still Hurting.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

2/17/2011. “America’s Food Sweatshops.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

February 2011. Coauthored with Dom Apollon. The Color of Food. Applied Research Center.

2010

11/17/2010. “The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

11/11/2010. “We’re Still Waiting on Those Green Jobs.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

5/21/2010. “Tesla Revives NUMMI Plant, But Will Workers of Color Benefit?” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

5/11/2010. “Replacing Coal with Green Jobs in Navajo Nation.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

4/13/2010. “Trained to Fail.” Colorlines. Applied Research Center.

March 2010. Translating Green into Navajo. Applied Research Center.

2/9/2010. “Coal Mining Curbed on the Black Mesa, Paving Way for Navajo Green Economy.” RaceWire. Applied Research Center.

2009

10/7/2009. “Ethnic Studies Beyond the Academy.” RaceWire. Applied Research Center.

November 2009. Greening Los Angeles. Applied Research Center.

November 2009. Coauthored with Terry Keleher. Green Equity Toolkit. Applied Research Center.

10/1/2009. “Communities of Possibilities.” RaceWire. Applied Research Center.

9/30/2009. “A Tale of Race and Recovery.” RaceWire. Applied Research Center.

7/23/2009. “Green Jobs for Navajo Youth.” RaceWire. Applied Research Center.

7/9/2009. “Racializing Uighurs: The Story of Internal Colonialism in China.” RaceWire. Applied Research Center.

2008