Antonio Cortez Appling, also known as Paz 1, recited a poem he wrote at Open Mic Night in Dailey Theater Wednesday. The poem about racism elicited cheers from the audience. Appling works as an English teacher at the Soledad Enrichment Action Education Center, an alternative high school in South Gate. / photo by Candice Salazar
Snaps, daps and roaring cheers filled Dailey...