X-Post: Juan Felipe Herrera interview on Progressive Radio

The Progressive: How do you encourage people… “to make a quake a victory,” as you put it?

Juan Felipe Herrera: To speak their truth. To speak their truth and to assist others in speaking their truth.

TP: And how should people go about that?

JFH: To say what they really believe, and what they really feel, and when they see or witness something unjust–to speak up and act on it.

TP: And how to overcome the risk that’s entailed when doing that?

JFH: How to overcome the risk? Is to work with others, and create a support system, and to organize.

Author: Oscar Bermeo

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below, and To the Break of Dawn. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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