The Fourth of July Hmong Freedom Celebration, known simply by attendees as J4, is the largest gathering of Hmong people in the United States. Since the late 1970s, tens of thousands of Hmong from across the United States and the world gather in St. Paul, Minnesota for the annual summer sports and culture festival.
When the Spanish conquered central Mexico in 1521, the gold-loco conquistadores burned the codices of the Aztecs and destroyed their […]
It is Saturday night, and El Monte’s atmosphere is buzzing with a youthful glow. As the parking lot and the surrounding streets began to fill with vehicles from the American golden age of automotive design with names like Galaxie and Mercury, the space became saturated with cosmic energy.
At the close of Teatro Campesino’s 1972 film Los Vendidos/The Sellouts, originally a play written by Luis Valdez, a menagerie […]
Thinking through California, Texas, and the United States’ many migrations.
To borrow from our millennial friends, it is very on brand for the Tropics of Meta crew—composed mainly of Gen X Nirvana-loving kids who eat hot Cheetos and drink cold beer—to drop new books in a global pandemic.
In June 1942, Kenji and just over one hundred other children were taken from their parents and relocated to Manzanar.
In this short story, a group of teens confronts environmental racism and the invidious question: “Why don’t you just move?”