Coordenadas is a literary magazine and growing community of writers and artists devoted to bringing together and supporting unsung voices from around the globe. Born out of resistance, we started in the winter of January 2017 when Donald Trump announced to make public a weekly list of criminal actions committed by immigrants.
To counter the racist rhetoric, we asked family and friends to publish the positive. Using Facebook and a simple website, we gathered lists too and published them. But there was more.
We received stories about people’s accomplishments, they’re proudest moments; stories about how they came to the U.S., how their families came, stories about what motivates them, about what gives them hope. We decided that their was more to do.
We are socially-conscious and civically engaged publication capturing voices not likely to be heard, or published. While publishing and creating art is important, we also believe in building community, and taking action around the issues that brought people here in the first place. Self-expression, art, and community are crucial today more than ever.
We want to also acknowledge and give special thanks to our logo designer, Myriam Mercado.