The impulse to dance and sing and, yes, the impulse to write it all down, to record and remember, is as natural and familiar to us as the impulse to breathe. And it is with great urgency that we need more of that breath.
–Rigoberto Gonzalez

Lorraine Hansberry once said that in order to achieve the universal, you have to create the specific, and Rigoberto Gonzalez’s address to Chicano/Latino writers at the 8th Annual National Latino Writers Convention contains universal truths for all of us who are compelled to put pen to paper. Check it here.