Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two nationalists that find much displeasure for oppressive regimes. Since the beginning of time, Jim and Michael have had a problem with people who view themselves as superior to others, and who abuse their powers only to see the desolate suffer.
In 2007, Lacey and Larkin proved to the world just how much the thought of an individual like Joe Arpaio makes them go mad.
In the years leading to 2007, Jim and Michael found some rather compelling evidence that linked the Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio to many criminally-related activities.
Due to their journalistic nature, Jim and Michael had no other choice other than to expose the real Joe. Sometime within the year, Arpaio had the two journalists arrested in the middle of the night, taken from their homes, and driven ‘commando style’ to the Sheriff’s operating headquarters.
Thanks to the unity of the Maricopa Community, Joe got forced to release the duo. Later on in the year, Lacey and Larkin did the impossible. They took Maricopa County including the Sheriff’s department to court and sued them for damages. Although it took six long years for the two journalists to get justice, Jim and Michael are incredibly happy that they took the county to the task. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
Presently, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin enjoy a fortune amounting to $3.75 million, money they obtained from their court settlement. Since the duo had always had the heart of helping others, they decided to set up what is presently renowned as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. Since 2013, the organization has been actively fighting for the rights of Hispanic immigrants, particularly those living in the State of Arizona.
One beneficiary of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is none other than the ‘Cultural Coalition-Day of the Dead Phoenix.’ Thanks to the coalition, it has become possible to preserve Mexican and Chicano traditions through art. With Carmen and Zarco Guerrero being at the helm of the Cultural Coalition, the group has been able to help many immigrants achieve their dreams.
By making families in Arizona enjoy life through art, culture, dance, poetry, education, and music, the Cultural Coalition-Day of the Dead Phoenix has brought people of diverse backgrounds together. In so doing, past rifts and divisions in relationships have gotten mended making migrant communities live in harmony. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
Through its regular events, the coalition has been able to bring together people from all across Arizona to witness talent at its best. Thanks to the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, the group has been able to organize the October fiesta that brings together close to ten thousand people annually.
With the many events lined up, the October Fiesta proves just how much the Cultural Coalition-Day of the Dead Phoenix is ready to bring communities together. Because of the organization’s close relationship with the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, it has been able to steer through some trying times, emerging victoriously at the very end.
What happened to Jim and Michael ten years ago was very unfortunate. Nevertheless, it has helped shape the destinies of two young men, for the better.