Framework for a New Political Praxis: Respeto, Dignidad y Conocimiento

  • Francisco Guajardo
  • Miguel Guajardo
  • John Oliver
  • Lia O’Neill M. A. Keawe


This article uses story as a process to highlight the work in a South Texas community that focuses on the education of youth and the development of community. The work is guided by a new consciousness of place, community engagement, and identity formation. The work is local, but breaking the isolation of youth, families, and ideas has been part of an emerging theory of change. The document takes us in and out of stories of place in an attempt to transfer the work to other communities. It presents the voices of witnesses to take the concepts used in this Mexican-American community into other spaces. The work is informed by place, theory, and practice.