i found the broken english conference in uc davis to be very bittersweet - i suppose you can't change the world in a single afternoon. if there is one thing to take away from the conference it's to ask a question that needs an answer so desperately now: when was the last time we were part of a YES campaign? NO on prop 187, NO on prop 54, NO on outreach budget cuts. we spend our time fighting back instead of fighting forward. if there are two things to take from this conference it's how you don't need a conference to talk about things and coalition build. all it takes is a sunny hour in the afternoon with ducks, poets, tissues stuck up our noses, and a glimpse of our backbones through the lens of a video camera.
"you know what the funny thing is? how in college you can make the work of 5 people seem like the work of hundreds..."