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rigo.padilla

rigo.padilla

Joined December 2018

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An amazing snapshot into a violent summer in Chicago. The story focuses on the summer of 2013, but strattles in the past and post. It intersects the poverty, lack of affordable housing, sustainable employment and divestment that #Chicago has taken the past few decades.

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"People have a capacity to keep going even when their world has been shattered. We all long for connection, for affirmation that our lives matter."

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A mandatory read for anyone that is looking to read about a story of self/coming of age/first generation immigrant experience. #Chicago #HigherEd #Mexican #immigration

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Brilliant book about a grave injustice that seems to be overlooked and forgotten in this country. Required read for anyone that believes in justice and believes in the value of fighting for change, redemption, & hope.

"We have a choice we can embrace our humanness which means embracing our broken nature's & the compassion that remains our best hope for healing or we can deny our broken this forswear compassion & as a result in our own humanity."

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It was an amazing book that helped me learn about the complex origin story of Pakistan while reading about Malala. Through this book, I was able to express anger, pride, and tears. I am left with the realization that regardless of our struggle, we can all do more to make push ourselves and help make the world a better place.

"One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world." #IAmMalala #EducationIsTheWay #EducationForAll

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A personal testimony of the damage that a deportation causes - trauma, financial and emotional strains, career sacrifices - while equipping with the resiliency, growth, hope, and fight for a better today/tomorrow.

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"The more I learned about the world, the more complicated I realized it was. The way different cultures and people intersected and diverged was like an endlessly layered riddle."