Jhon Sánchez

Jhon Sánchez: A Colombian born, Mr. Sánchez, arrived in NYC seeking political asylum where he is now a lawyer. His short stories are available in Midway Journal, The Meadow, Newfound, Fiction on the Web, among others. In February, Teleport published his short story ‘Handy.’ The DeDramafi, was published on The Write Launch, and Storylandia will reprint it in issue 36. He was awarded the Horned Dorset Colony for 2018 and the Byrdcliffe Artist Residence Program for 2019. In 2021, New Lit Salon Press will publish his collection Enjoy Pleasurable Death and Other Stories that Will Kill You. For updates, please visit the Facebook page @WriterJhon

02.11.2020

Reforming an Electoral System that Creates Polarization

Reforming an Electoral System that Creates Polarization

By Jhon Sánchez The electoral system contributes to the polarization in the USA. To the frustration of millions, the electoral college had handed the victory to the popular vote’s loser in 2000 and 2016. This indirect system of selecting the president was established because the slave owners wanted to count… »

30.10.2020

Fantasmas: Puerto Rican Tales of the Dead Conversation with Charlie Vazquez

Fantasmas: Puerto Rican Tales of the Dead Conversation with Charlie Vazquez

By Jhon Sánchez In 2010, I met Charlie during Festival de la Palabra, a Puerto Rican celebration of Hispanic literature in New York and San Juan. By 2015, Charlie edited two of my essays published in Bronx Memoir Project, as well as accompanying me to enjoy plantains, roasted pork, and… »

12.10.2020

Who Is The Giant Robot Looming Out There? — Interview with Adam-Troy Castro

Who Is The Giant Robot Looming Out There? — Interview with Adam-Troy Castro

By Jhon Sánchez Last September, while I had my breakfast, I listened to “The Giant Robot and The Author’s Wife,” a short story written by Adam-Troy Castro. Even though I had always been curious about his life in Florida, his wife, Judi, and his ‘trio of chaotic paladin cats,’ the… »

20.09.2020

2020 Basic Income March for Change

2020 Basic Income March for Change

By Jhon Sánchez Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote, “Time is on the side of change.” Yesterday, still without knowing of RBG’s death, I logged in to the online event to celebrate the progress of the UBI campaign in the USA and the world. When the host rendered tribute to RBG, it… »

09.09.2020

Trump’s Promise Fuels Anti-Vaxx Movement

Trump’s Promise Fuels Anti-Vaxx Movement

By Jhon Sánchez The anti-vaccine movement has undermined the efforts made in different parts of the world to eradicate polio, measles, and other viral diseases. In 2019, Pakistan reported a resurgence of almost eradicated polio after political leaders campaigned against the vaccine. Two million mothers refused to vaccinate her children, convinced… »

01.09.2020

Yuyo and the Hasidic – Peacebuilding Fund for Palestinians and Israelis

Yuyo and the Hasidic – Peacebuilding Fund for Palestinians and Israelis

By Jhon Sánchez In 2010, one block away from the L train in Brooklyn, I always found my favorite falafel place. The owner was a Palestinian man, nicknamed Yuyo. What I remember the most from Yuyo was his hands. They were so huge that one of them would cover a… »

02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

23.06.2020

DACA, You Can Breathe

DACA, You Can Breathe

By Jhon Sánchez I cried when I heard the news that the Supreme Court had knocked down Trump’s intentions to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). DACA prevents deportation and grants work permits to those children who arrive in the United States and remain in the country during adulthood… »

03.06.2020

Crisis and the Will to Help

Crisis and the Will to Help

By Jhon Sánchez Since the first moment the coronavirus crisis started, there have been a blooming of organizations, mutual funds, or groups of neighbors who get together to help the unemployed, the undocumented, or the disabled. People have different motivations to do selfless acts. I think of the volunteers of… »

24.05.2020

It’s Healthy to Cut the Military Budget

It’s Healthy to Cut the Military Budget

By Jhon Sánchez I’m not planning to spend money on haircuts. Since I don’t go out, I decided to buy a pair of scissors and do it myself, at least for now. It’s not only a budgetary decision but also consideration regarding my health because I want to limit my… »

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