Author Ivan Sanchez

Where There Is No Justice… We Must Find Peace

EDITOR’S NOTE; After a hiatus from published writing, Author Ivan Sanchez returns with his latest opinion piece. Welcome back, Ivan. Several months back I put the pen down and told myself I wasn’t going to write anymore freelance articles. The reasoning behind my decision was simple. Media, especially social media now moves so fast that […]

  • Jul 12, 2013
  • 4:54 PM

Violeta Galagarza: Gifting Life Through Dance

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was co-written by Ivan Sanchez and Jane Gabriels, Director of Pepatián. For further information please feel free to contact any of the organizations linked in this article.  By now it is of no great surprise to know that when our country enters into an economic recession, the first programs to lose funding are […]

  • Oct 24, 2012
  • 9:07 AM


As the curtains draw open tonight at the Poets Den Theater in El Barrio, New York City – the spotlight will unquestionably shine brightly on Luis Antonio Ramos, one of the most talented Latino actors to grace the stage and screen over the past 30 years. Growing up Gonzales, the one-man play written by Felix Rojas, […]

  • Oct 18, 2012
  • 9:16 PM

Teenage International Peace Prize Nominee Malala Yousafzai Shot by Taliban in Attempt to Silence Her Words

On January 15th, 2009, 11-year-old Malala Yousafzai wrote on her BBC blog, “The night was filled with the noise of artillery fire and I woke up three times. But since there was no school I got up later at 10 am. Today, I also read the diary written for the BBC (in Urdu) and published in the […]

  • Oct 9, 2012
  • 6:13 PM

Legends of the Darkroom

Spending a day with Latino visionary James “Koe” Rodriguez is like hanging out with your older primo. He’s always dressed fresh-to-death and you’re immediately submerged into the feeling that even though he’s only a few years older, he’s already lived two lifetimes ahead and is in the midst of conquering yet a third. Koe has […]

  • Oct 9, 2012
  • 12:19 PM

The Literary Life of a Rebel Writer

On the day of my 40th birthday several weeks back, I received a card from my girlfriend that read, “A man becomes a true man when he uses his words to build up and not tear down…”     And while it’s rare that any number of words has the ability to make me stop in […]

  • Oct 2, 2012
  • 6:51 PM

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