Marcy Ramos, The Lady of Crochet


Marcy Ramos, originally from Mexico, arrived in Atlanta twenty years ago.  Her love for knitting precedes her love for our city by 10 years. Mary began knitting while pregnant with her first child, her mother-in-law taught her and it quickly became a hobby to distract her. A few years ago, her best friend, Esther Moreno … Continue reading Marcy Ramos, The Lady of Crochet

Lurking Behind the Gospel Welcome


Written by Anton Flores-Maisonet, founder of Alterna Community and Casa Alterna in LaGrange, Georgia.  This essay was originally published on the Casa Alterna Facebook page on September 6.  Re-published with permission from Anton. Tuesday morning one of my new neighbors was ambushed by ICE officials. He is currently detained and now faces possible deportation. Cloaked in … Continue reading Lurking Behind the Gospel Welcome

"In the Beginning, God Said Let, and the Rest is Just Spectacle." The Literary Debut of Sam Zamarripa


When Sam Zamarripa co-founded the “The Essential Economy Council”, a nonprofit dedicated to provide credible, local research and data on the economic value of a segment of workers that perform low-skilled, often manual yet essential work in Georgia; many of us were pleasantly surprised and energized at having Zamarripa’s cunning mind and voice in the public … Continue reading "In the Beginning, God Said Let, and the Rest is Just Spectacle." The Literary Debut of Sam Zamarripa