Writing

2014

December 2014. The Economic Impact of Los Angeles Street Vendors. Economic Roundtable.

September 2014. Coauthored with Daniel Flaming and Patrick Burns. Sinking Underground: The Growing Informal Economy in California Construction. Economic Roundtable.

August 2014. The Public Cost of the Informal Economy in California. Economic Roundtable.

2013

10/22/2013. “Shutdown at the Port of Oakland.” Counterpunch.

7/10/2013. “Beyond the ‘Second Shift’: Mothers in Service Jobs Work a Third.” In These Times.

7/9/2013. The Third Shift: Child Care Needs and Access for Working Mothers in Restaurants. Restaurant Opportunities Centers United.

4/15/2013. Contributed to Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth. Edited by Matt Hern and the Purple Thistle Collective. AK Press.

2/14/2013. “Decolonizing the Occupy Movement.” Cultural Anthropology.

2012

12/10/2012. “Detroiters Rally to Stop ‘Corporate Land Grab’ of Vacant Lots.” In These Times.

10/15/2012. “Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice.” Yes Magazine.

9/15/2012. Contributed to We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation. Edited by Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy, and Mike McGuire. AK Press.

9/12/2012. “One Activist’s Fight Against Walmart’s Food Justice Takeover.” Colorlines.

7/13/2012. “We Are More Than Workers and Consumers in the Food System.” Colorlines.

July 2012. Good Food and Good Jobs for All: Challenges and Opportunities to Advance Racial and Economic Equity in the Food System. Applied Research Center.

6/27/2012. Coauthored with Darwin BondGraham. “Communities of Color Organize Against Urban Land Grabs.” Race, Poverty and the Environment.

June 2012. Coauthored with Nayantara Sen. Better Together in Action: Organizations Working to Integrate Racial Justice and LGBT IssuesApplied Research Center.

May 2012. “Injustice in the Food Chain“. Sojourners Magazine.

1/2/2012. “Occupy, Resist, Grow“. Mobilizing Ideas. Center for the Study of Social Movements, University of Notre Dame.

2011

11/4/2011. “Got a Hustle to Pay Rent While Jobless? You’re Part of a $1T Economy.” Colorlines.

10/20/2011. “Latina Activist Betita Martinez’s Wisdom for Young Organizers.” Colorlines.

10/17/2011. “Bay Area Residents Work to Turn Health Inequities into a Solar Mosaic.” Colorlines.

10/5/2011. “Public Sector Attacks Undermine Racial Progress.” Indypendent. NYC Independent Media Center.

9/13/2011. “Of Mice and Medicine: How Investing in Medicaid Will Create Jobs.” Colorlines.

Autumn 2011. “Selected Comparisons from The Color of Food.” Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts. Indiana University Press. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 139-143.

6/10/2011. “Vermont Breaks Ground in Health Coverage for Migrant Workers.” Colorlines.

6/1/2011. “Food Workers: Wage and Race.” Race, Poverty, and the Environment.

5/30/2011. “Will 2012 Become Labor’s Moment of Political Truth?Colorlines.

4/20/2011. “NAACP Report: Some Gulf Coast Oil Spill Toxins Are Harder to See.” Colorlines.

2/17/2011. “America’s Food Sweatshops.” Colorlines.

February 2011. Coauthored with Dom Apollon. The Color of Food. Applied Research Center.

2010

12/2/2010. “Congress Drops the Ball on Welfare Reform—Again.” Colorlines.

11/17/2010. “The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment.” Colorlines.

11/11/2010. “We’re Still Waiting on Those Green Jobs.” Colorlines.

7/26/2010. “The Insurance Industry’s Stealth Attack on Health Reform.” Colorlines.

5/21/2010. “Tesla Revives NUMMI Plant, But Will Workers of Color Benefit?Colorlines.

5/14/2010. “Who is New SEIU President Mary Kay Henry?

5/11/2010. “Replacing Coal with Green Jobs in Navajo Nation.” Yes magazine.

4/13/2010. “Trained to Fail.” Colorlines.

March 2010. Translating Green into Navajo. Applied Research Center.

2/9/2010. “Coal Mining Curbed on the Black Mesa, Paving Way for Navajo Green Economy.” RaceWire.

2009

10/7/2009. “Ethnic Studies Beyond the Academy.” Asian Pacific Americans for Progress.

11/13/2009. “Got Green? Mobilizing Women and People of Color to Seize the Green Promise.” In These Times.

November 2009. Greening Los Angeles. Applied Research Center.

November 2009. Coauthored with Terry Keleher. Green Equity Toolkit. Applied Research Center.

10/1/2009. “Communities of Possibilities.” RaceWire.

9/30/2009. “A Tale of Race and Recovery.” RaceWire.

7/23/2009. “Green Jobs for Navajo Youth.” RaceWire.

7/9/2009. “Racializing Uighurs: The Story of Internal Colonialism in China.” RaceWire.