May 28, 2017
How often when you sat in a classroom did you ever see yourself in a history book? It is true that there is a vastness to history because of the thousands of years of civilization and the countless events within those years and yet, how often could you open a book and find something that speaks to you? This week we speak to MILPA. (Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement) This group looks to build members of our community to succeed in the future by connecting them to their past. By being grounded in where we have come from, it can be easier to move forward. Speaking to Rene Casas and Louie Gutierrez, we hear about how MILPA has worked in our community on the issues of leadership, prison reform, and reconnecting with cultural roots. This week is a lot on how a program that looks to be successful not just today, but 7 generations down the line in order to build a lasting change in our community.