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LATINOPIA EVENT 1970 CHICANO PARK 1

In 1970, the Coronado Bridge in San Diego had recently been completed and the city of San Diego had agreed to allow the residents of the Logan Heights barrio to use the land under the bridge as a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1969 CHICANO STUDIES CREATED

The Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University Northridge was created in the Spring of 1969 following turbulent protests by African American and Mexican American students … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1967 CON SAFOS 2

Con Safos Magazine, a daring and irreverant literary magazine featuring the writings of Latino authors was first published in 1967 under the stewardship of Ralph "Rafas" López and Arturo "Tudi" … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ

For more than forty years Sergio Hernández has been an accomplished artist and cartoonist. He began his artistic trajectory in the 196os when he met artists and writers who producing the Los … [Read more...]

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MOMENT IN TIME DOSS VS. BERNAL

  This photo is of Alex and Esther Bernal who in 1943 won a historic and precedent-setting lawsuit which challenged long-standing residential segregatiom in Fullerton, California.  Here's the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE GABE TORRES “BRAKE”

Gabe Torres grew up in Aurora, New York and started making films when he was 12 years old. After graduating from the USC Film School, he has gone on to a career in television directing that includes … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “ALBUQUERQUE POETS 1″

When Professor Emeritus John Crawford of the University of New Mexico heard that the Arizona state legislature had passed a law banning the teaching of ethnic studies in public schools, he was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG ERNEST HOGAN

NOTES ON THE IRISH/MEXICAN FRONTIER by Ernest Hogan A lot of people have a hard enough time dealing with the complicated reality of Mexican Americans – when you add Irish to the mix, their brains … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE ELUSIVE MINDS

Elusive Minds is a Latino podcast created by Michael Centeno, Nathan Morales, Adolfo Hernández and Johnny the Geek in response to the lack of online content by and about Latinos. The podcast which can … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MARIO PICAYO “CARIBBEAN JOURNEY A TO Y”

Mario Picayo is the editor and publisher of the Editorial Campana literary publishing company based in New York.  He is also the author of children's books published through Campanita Books.  His … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART TOMÁS YBARRA-FRAUSTO “RASQUACHISMO”

Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto is a distinquished art and literary critic. He has written a landmark article titled "Rasquachismo: A Chicano Sensibility" in which he explains how a particular approach or … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD “TORTAS DE CAMARÓN 1″

Diane Velarde Hernández brings us another tasty recipe. This time it is "Tortas de Camarón with Nopales," (Shrimp Fritters with Cactus). Now this may sound a bit off-putting--cactus?  But Latinopia … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD “TORTAS DE CAMARÓN 2″

This is the second part of the recipe for Shrimp Fritters with Cactus. Previously Diane Velarde Hernández showed us how to prepare the prickly pear cactus and the chile broth. Now here's how to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RENE PÉREZ “ALONG THESE HIGHWAYS”

Rene Pérez is a Texas author whose first collection of short stories, "Along These Highways," was published by Bilingual Review Press in 2012. A keen observer of life in urban and rural Texas, he has … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO ‘LA MASCARA DEL CHIVO”

In the summer of 2009, Dr. Carlos Flores brought together aspiring playwrights in Laredo, Texas to workshop plays for local production. Out of this workshop came nine plays which were presented … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEACHER GUIDE #1 THE LATINO VOICE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY

THE LATINO VOICE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Preface: This is an outline for a suggested classroom course that … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME E.L.A.16TH OF SEPTEMBER PARADE

On September 15, 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a village priest in the town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, Mexico, declared that Mexico should be free of Spanish rule and initiated the struggle … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC “JUANITO’S LAB”

Enrigue Lopetequi and Guillermina Zabala are filmmakers based in San Antonio, Texas  who are documenting the music of extraordinary blind musical virtuoso Juanito Castillo. They are seeking completion … [Read more...]