Me – Generation Justice
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Me – Generation Justice

So what can we learn from a name? What does my name, Abby Magnus, tell you about me? Anyone who attends or teaches at my school automatically knows me as Ben Magnus’ little sister. If I were to reveal that my full name is Abigail Elisabeth Magnus, one might assume I am an elderly lady who enjoys knitting…and cats, surprisingly though, this would be a false conclusion.

Elizabeth Chavez Villarino Speaks at the Cesar Chavez March – Generation Justice
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Elizabeth Chavez Villarino Speaks at the Cesar Chavez March – Generation Justice

On Saturday, March 27th, Elizabeth Chavez Villarino speaks about her father’s legacy outside the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Quoting her father, Elizabeth Chavez states, “You’re never strong enough that you don’t need help,” in order to stress one of Cesar Chavez’ core values: volunteerism. Helping others, in turn, can wind up helping yourself. Cesar Chavez advocated strength in communities through volunteerism and non-violence. He also founded the United Farm Workers, a successful union for the first time in the United States.

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L.A. – Generation Justice

I’m Shine Nair and I am fifteen years old. I attend Bosque Prep in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have been there since sixth grade and I am now a freshman. At Bosque, every year we have something called Winterim. Winterim is the week before spring break where you have the option of doing an activity at school or travel and it counts as an educational part of school. I choose to travel every year.

Do You Remember? – Generation Justice
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Do You Remember? – Generation Justice

Do you remember,
when we used to talk and laugh
for what felt like forever?
And every time I saw your soft,
warm, inviting
smile, I thought faith had brought us
together. Do you remember
that? Because I do.