Where theory meets practice and education meets liberation
Author: Abram Guerra
Abram is a passionate learner that focuses all the energy he can muster on the work of justice for all people. He believes that the purpose of education is not merely a vehicle for a hard-working few to have a pathway out of need, but our best vehicle to freeing humankind from what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. termed as the "triple evils"--Racism, Capitalism, and Militarism. He occupies a particular set of (sometimes contradictory) identities and intersections: Angry and stubborn como un Apache guerrero, educated and articulate like a fancy güero, passionate about Jesus and sharing his harsh attitude toward the judgmental hypocrites that like to claim Him, a student of history, music, and poetry with some solid statistics, technology, and policy chops, a professional ethnographer and a designer who hates the elitism and bias of designers and ethnographers, a troublemaker and rabble rouser who hesitates to embrace the title of educator or activist.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
I concentrate toward them that are nigh, I wait on the door-slab.
Who has done his day's work? who will soonest be through with his supper?
Who wishes to walk with me?
Will you speak before I am gone? will you prove already too late?