Poem: Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes with images.

Posted: September 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

On September 21, 2012 Albuquerque joined a network of underground libraries in support of the Librotraficante movement which started in Houston, Tx. by Tony Dias, El Librotraficante. Las Jardines is the location where Burque’s Underground Library is located. I, El Razafotografista was there at the inauguration poetry reading. Poets, Dreamers, Librotraficantes and Rebeldes joined together to support teachers in Arizona who have lost there jobs and who were part of the Mexican American Studies Program.

The following are a few photos and a poem I wrote in honor of Burque’s participation in the Librotraficante Movement.



Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes

Angelo J. Sandoval
(c) 9-22-2012

The sound of the musica
could be heard in Burque’s South Valley
as musicos entertained those who
gathered at Los Jardines
where Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes
gathered, shared words of truth,
Drink Cultura, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
words from the pages of Jimmy Santigo Baca to Rudolfo Anaya.

Burque’s Underground Library securing
Banned books,
books of truth and

La musica filled the air,
la comida, deliciosa.
Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes
de Nuevo Mexico
Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes
from Las Angeles to Nueva York.

50 for 50 States came together in
solidarity with each other
with our Hermanos y Hermanas
in Arizona,
racist laws like SB 1070 y 2281
Targeting our raza
banning our history.

September 21, 2012
history was made across this nation
when Dreamers, Librotraficantes y Rebeldes
made there voices heard.

In solidarity we came together
we came as one,
la lucha sigue
The revolution has gained momentum
Justice and Equality is our goal.

  1. Cesar says:

    Bro, nurse, child welfare worker, poet, and now photographer? vato, you taking all the good roles…I hope you are doing firme up en el Norte, saludos desde Playa Larga, Califaztlan… c/s… cesar

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