EDITOR’S NOTE: The Librotraficante Caravan got underway today in Houston, bound for Tucson. The Arizona city has been the focus of media attention due to a ban on Mexican-American studies by the Tuscon Unified School District. This is the first of many pieces author and Librotraficante founder Tony Diaz will write on the subject for Mamiverse. Librotraficante means “book trafficker.” Mamiverse is a sponsor of the caravan.
I always wondered what the world would have been like if my mom could have gone to college. I realize that would be tantamount to asking for the world to be different. And maybe that’s all that I ask. But maybe, the wisdom and love my mom taught me was that the world is changed not just by everything we do, but everything we feel, and when those come together, we see the impact. I think she would believe that this impact is not the only time that change happens, or the only time that our acts matter. I think of all of this on the dawn of when I make an impact. A journalist asked me what I was thinking as I prepared for the Librotraficante Caravan to Arizona.