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LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ – IN HIS OWN WORDS

Luis J. Rodríguez is an accomplished poet and novelist whose first work, Always Running, has been recognized as a literary tour de force, a searing account of his experiences growing up as a gang … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1969 EL PLAN DE AZTLÁN

March 27-31, 1969 PREAMBLE TO PLAN DE AZTLÁN PROGRAM OF EL PLAN DE AZTLÁN CONTEXT: In March of 1969, Chicano activist leader Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales convened a National Youth Liberation … [Read more...]

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PAN DULCE. WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT?

PAN DULCE! (MEXICAN PASTRY) ______________________________________________________________________________ Throughout the United States many people awaken each morning with one thing in mind: Pan … [Read more...]

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JOSÉ MONTOYA – IN HIS OWN WORDS

JOSÉ MONTOYA - CALIFORNIA ARTIST IN HIS OWN WORDS: By the late 1960s, we have the Chicano Movement begin to consolidate. And the whole concept of what is Chicano Art is being discussed … [Read more...]

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EVENT PROFILE – 1970 NATIONAL CHICANO MORATORIUM

AUGUST 29, 1970 CHICANO MORATORIUM MARCH Historically, Mexican Americans have defended their country and have distinguished themselves in the wars of the United States. Mexican Americans fought in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1966 EL PLAN DE DELANO

  March 17, 1966 EL PLAN DE DELANO CONTEXT: On September 16, 1965, the 6,000 members of the United Farm Workers Association voted to strike California grape growers for higher salaries and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENT – 1776 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

July 4, 1776THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE CONTEXT: For many years citizens of the thirteen American colonies had chafed under severe duties and tax laws imposed upon … [Read more...]

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TOP TEN LATINO ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

TOP TEN LATINO ALBUMS OF ALL TIME ______________________________________________________________________________ As with other Latinopia lists, the criteria used was: is the work of art still valid, … [Read more...]

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BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANTS – AUSTIN, TEXAS

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANTS: AUSTIN, TEXAS SAZÓN RESTAURANT 1816 South Lamar Blvd. Austin, Texas 78704 (512) 326-4395 Website: www.sazonaustin.com Owner Margarito Aranda calls his food … [Read more...]

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BIOGRAPHY – RODOLFO “CORKY” GONZALES

RODOLFO "CORKY" GONZALES, POLITICAL ACTIVIST One of the most vocal and charismatic leaders of the Chicano Movement, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales began his career as a prizefighter in Denver, Colorado. … [Read more...]