Consuelo Flores ’06 ’08 (Los Angeles, BA, MFA) was featured by the Los Angeles Times in a cover story about the Chicano Moratorium and its vast 1970 march that ended in police brutality. Flores, who attended the march as a nine-year-old, remembers the day fifty years ago when she wore her prized red tennis shoes to “a celebratory marcha for peace”—and then the police showed up, wielding batons. Read the full story here.
Marian Blue ’08 (Antioch University Seattle, Communications) recently had her book Sailing off the Hook published by Cyberwit Publishing. This collection of twenty short stories involves characters who abandon traditional methods of making decisions, developing relationships, enjoying life, and discovering the magic in life. “These short stories, not about sailing, cover decades of writing that has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies,” says Blue. “Most reflect my continued interest in magic realism and fantasy.” Blue’s award-winning writing (journalism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) has appeared internationally for 45 years. She’s published in newspapers, magazines, and books/anthologies (including her own