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LatinoBuzz: Words For Change: Randy Jurado Ertll A Perpetual Activist

LatinoBuzz: Words For Change: Randy Jurado Ertll A Perpetual Activist

In an audacious effort to foment a more conscious approach
to fighting for a cause, author and activist Randy Jurado Ertll has written a
book, perhaps a manual, to demystify the image of the anger-driven protestors
identified with social causes. His voice is one of great experience; growing up
with a divided reality between his Salvadorian and American identities he
understands the lack of education and need for action within disadvantaged

His latest book titled “The Life of an Activist: In the
Frontlines 24/7” highlights the efforts by diverse organizations to aid the
Hispanic community in general, and it also serves as a guide for more
productive forms of protest. “With my book I want to teach activists that only
know how to make signs and scream how they can protest for social change in a
sophisticated manner” says the author. Jurado Ertll studied political science at
Occidental College, and obtained his Masters in Social Organizations and
Leadership at the Azusa Pacific University, achievements that testify of his
undeterred pursuit of knowledge in the field of activism.

The author experienced first hand the tribulations illegal
immigrants must go trough when seeking refuge in a more promising land.
Although born in the United States, Jurado Ertll was deported as an infant with
his mother back to El Salvador, a country torn by Civil War in those days. Returning
to the U.S he assimilated to the culture but witnessed the lack of
opportunities and representation for people like him. Added to that there was
an increasingly terrible gang problem in the community, issues that instead of
leading him to hopelessness increased his passion for affecting change through
more intellectual outlets as he describes in his first book “Hope in Times of

The accomplished leader is now promoting his latest work
utilizing social media in order to finance a crucial book tour that could take
his knowledge across the country. Although the book releases in early September
book signings are being scheduled to help spread the word about his inspiring

For more information you can visit the author’s site here


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