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God Gave You a Big Mouth

Snake Running Loose The first time I visited Irene Mack Pyawasit, a Menominee Native Woman living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was in the early evening of one of the first days of spring in 1979. I drove into the alley of … Continue reading

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Vision-Filled Eyes

Holy Mission I remember a specific morning. Lilly’s face glistened as she told me, “I got baptized in the creek when I was fourteen. God came down in a cloud and said, ‘Lilly, visit the sick and the afflicted. It’s … Continue reading

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Lucia and the Farm Workers’ Flag

The Crate Lucia came north to Chicago from Mexico, nailed in a crate in back of a trunk in the winter. An old woman packed above her prayed for hours, then gasped for air, trembled, and lay still. A fifteen … Continue reading

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The Crack in the Sky

Behind a Tree “When I was a little girl, and we were working as farm workers in Portage, Ohio, I remember that they had found workers stealing food from the comisario,” Maria Elena Lucas began. “We were hungry too, but … Continue reading

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