FATHER’S DAY: ¡FELIZ DÍA INGENIERO DE MIS SUEÑOS!

Segundo Pedro Veliz Ancajima,

Inspired on four of my favorite pictures of us, the art pieces you see here were made in your honor by the one and only CAROLINA ALCALA! Hope you like them.

Inspirad@s en cuatro fotos nuestras, las ilustraciones que ves aquí fueron hechas en tu honor por la artista CAROLINA ALCALA! Espero y te gusten.

Olvidando Toda Ley de Gravedad by Carolina Alcala
Olvidando Toda Ley de Gravedad by Carolina Alcala

Pá,

Gracias por todos tus sacrificios a pesar del que dirán.

Gracias por cada una de las lecciones que me has dado.

Gracias por las pausas, los desiertos, los océanos, y las reconciliaciones.

Gracias por ser el ingeniero de mis SUEÑOS.

Siempre te he amado. Y te seguiré amando.

¡Feliz día Apá!

Gracias por existir.

Raíces De Colores by Carolina Alcala
Raíces De Colores by Carolina Alcala

Dad,

Thanks for all of your sacrifices, no matter what people say.

Thanks for every single lesson that you have taught me.

Thanks for the pauses, the deserts, the oceans, and the reconciliations.

Thanks for being the engineer of my DREAMS.

I have always loved you. I always will.

Happy Father’s Day!

Thanks for being YOU.

The Enginner of My Dreams by Carolina Alcala
The Enginner of My Dreams by Carolina Alcala

 

Ronnie Veliz

Ronnie Veliz, born in La Libertad, Peru and raised in the San Fernando Valley of California, is a queer migrant of faith who advocates and organizes for youth empowerment; more schools, less prisons; gender & racial justice, and LGBTQ liberation. Ronnie is the Southern California Program Manager at the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network and an Advisory Board Member of Latino Equality Alliance (LEA). He joined the GSA movement while attending LA Valley College in 2007 and has a degree in Psychology and a background in public education. From his student activism to contributing to the passage of the FAIR Education Act, conversion therapy ban, and the TRUST Act, Ronnie has built coalitions with queer, trans, and straight students, immigrant youth, and youth with disabilities in communities of color. Ronnie has led several grassroots campaigns for health and public safety across California and mobilized thousands of youth and parents with the campaign Pathway to Citizenship in Bakersfield. He has previously served as a counselor at Bienestar; teacher assistant at LAUSD; health educator at Instituto Familiar De La Raza, and has led grassroots campaigns to help release undocumented queer youth from immigration detention centers. Recently, Ronnie toured across California with Chicana feminist artist Carolina Alcala with the art+activism family acceptance project "Protect Our Children" and co-founded Somos Familia Valle, an organization for youth and parents to build healthier communities in the San Fernando Valley by empowering the LGBTQ, Latin@ community, and all straight supporters to engage in transformative dialogue, peaceful demonstrations, and familiar collectivism. He can be reached at TheRonnieVeliz@gmail.com

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