By Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Brother Ray Sosa was a Chicano Los
Angeles community organizer and revolutionary who dedicated his entire
life to the struggle to achieve justice, equality and liberation for
working and oppressed peoples.
Brother Ray believed in the value of
teaching others and improving himself and, by so doing, improving the
social conditions and general welfare of the community at large.
At an early age he saw the need for
revolutionary theory and worked tirelessly to use Marxism-Leninism as
a tool free Chicanos and all poor working people from the chains of
In his work life, Ray sought to restore
dignity by treating others with caring and respect in a way that he
did best. In his community work spanning his adult life time, Ray was
a pillar of strength, continuing to organize even though limited by
his state of health.
He spent his life in the front lines
of the people’s struggle and made vital contributions to many causes
including the anti-war movement, the immigrant rights movement, the
struggles of the urban poor and of course the struggle for the liberation
of Chicana/os. He joined FRSO over 10 years ago and contributed tremendously
to our work and our understanding of the struggle for self-determination
of the Chicano Nation.
In every sense, Ray was an example
of what a role model should be. He was a leader whose courage, commitment
and clarity did so much to improve the lives of so many.
Brother Ray devoted his life to the
betterment of others. We salute him and thank his family for supporting
him over the years.
Brother Ray we miss you, and cherish
your memory forever.
As the fighters for justice in South
America say upon the loss of their comrade, we say, too... Ray Sosa...
Freedom Road Socialist Organization