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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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El Primer Día, Joshua A. Blackman, Fernando Fabio Sánchez Jun 2014

El Primer Día, Joshua A. Blackman, Fernando Fabio Sánchez

World Languages and Cultures

This project is an attempt to develop a fictional Spanish narrative, resolving around one particular difficulty that many families have to cope with in our country today, namely the imprisonment of a loved one. In our story, we address and scrutinize the staggering number of imprisoned Latinos in the California correctional system, how race and affiliation negatively plays a role in the life of an inmate, and then how this constitutes to the generation of largest amount gang members throughout the entire country.

El primer día is a story about the day a young man named Juan Carlos is released ...