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Festival seeks To Educate on the Corn Crisis in Mexico | “We are the children of the corn, [is] what represented the Aztecs, “said Jonathan Sanchez, instructor of the Aztec dance group Ocelotl, after performing at the Festival.

 But the future for Mexican corn farmers and the meaningful crop is uncertain.

Aztec Dancer at the Corn Festival by Mayra Barrios

by Mayra Barrios (bw) SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – Cristina Gonzales spent her childhood learning about the native corn production alongside her father in Michoacán, Mexico.


Today, Gonzales is part of Los Hijos Migrantes del Maiz (Migrant Children of the Corn); a committee that has organized the Corn Festival in Stockton in the last four years — a festival which this year took place at Taft Park on Sunday August 28. Continue reading

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