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LATINOPIA WORD CÉSAR CHÁVEZ IN HIS OWN WORDS

“It is not enough to know why we are oppressed and by whom. We must join the struggle for what is right and just.” “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ENRIQUE “KIKI” CASTILLO “BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT”

Enrique "Kiki" Castillo is an acclaimed Chicano actor of stage, television and motion pictures. His television credits include programs like Weeds, N.C.I.S, American Family, L.A. Law and many others. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ROLANDO HINOJOSA “THE YOUNG WILL WRITE”

Rolando Hinojosa is a celebrated Chicano author with more than a dozen novels and short story collections including the  highly acclaimed The Valley, winner of the  Casa De Las Americas international … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOSÉ LUIS RUIZ “THE UNWANTED”

José Luis Ruiz is a ground-breaking Chicano filmmaker and media activist. As Director of the National Latino Communications Center, he was the visionary force behind the acclaimed PBS documentary … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MÓNICA TERESA ORTÍZ “HUMAN RESOURCES”

Mónica Teresa Ortíz is a Texas poet representative of a new generation of Latina poets and authors. She is the author of the acclaimed chapbook collection "On a Greyhound Straight from the 915." She … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO DAN GUERRERO “GAYTINO”

Dan Guerrero is an accomplished actor and producer. In his one-man show, "Gaytino," he recalls what it is like to grow up gay in a macho Mexican society. He also remembers his life-long friendship … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “VOCES” (VOICES)

Quetzal is a popular East Los Angeles band whose music reflects the struggles of poor people everywhere. . Their original song, "Voces" (Voices) was inspired by the participation of Latinos in a human … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RANDY JURADO ERTLL “HOPE IN TIMES OF DARKNESS”

Randy Jurado Ertll is a Salvadoran American author and political activist. He and his family fled the civil war in El Salvador by coming to the United States. He grew up in violence-torn South Central … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ABELARDO DELGADO

Abelardo "Lalo" Delgado (1930 - 2004) is one of the ground-breaking pioneers of Chicano poetry. A social activist as well as an author, he was as comfortable on a picket line or at a political rally … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1970 CHICANO MORATORIUM

In 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War, Mexican Americans and other Latinos were dying at a rate disproportionate to their numbers in the general population. Organizers in Los Angeles called for a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HERO DR. OCTAVIO I. ROMANO V

Octavio I. Romano V (1923-2005)  was the pioneering founder of Tonatiuh-Quinto Sol Publications, one of the earliest editorials to publish Chicano authors in the United States. He created the Premio … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART LINDA VALLEJO

Linda Vallejo is an accomplished artist whose works include paintings and installation pieces. In 2007 she had a show at the Metro Gallery in Los Angeles showcasing her move from portraits of nudes to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1930s DEPORTATIONS

During the 1930s, in the shadow of the Great depression, massive numbers of Mexicans who had lived in the United States for years were deported to Mexico. Their children, who were born in the United … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC FLACO JIMENEZ STYLINGS

Flaco Jimenez is perhaps the best known Conjunto music accordionist in the world. He has performed with Ry Cooder, Freddy Fender, Los Lobos, The Rolling Stones and many other groups. The Hohner … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC RUBEN GUEVARA & JOHN DENSMORE “CON SAFOS”

Ruben Guervara is a legendary Chicano rock musician from East Los Angeles who, beside his own music,  collaborated with Frank Zapata in the 1970s, creating the rock group, "Ruben & The Jets."  He … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN “HOPE”

Sister and brother musical team, Jeneda and Clayson Benally , are Sihasin. This musical group from the Navajo (Diné) Nation in Northern Arizona combine bass, drums and original lyrics into songs that … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA PEPE SERNA “SCARFACE”

Pepe Serna is an accomplished actor with more than 100 films to his credits and numerous television appearances. One of his most memorable roles was that of "Angel" in the motion picture "Scarface." … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO AZTLÁN “DESAFINADA”

Conjunto Aztlán is a San Antonio-based music group that was formed out of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1970s. The group, made up of Juan Tejeda, José Flores Peregrino, Clemencia Zapata, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “TRAGAFUEGOS” (FIRE BREATHERS)

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles Chican@ band whose music reflects the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. On August 24, 2013 they performed their … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE DANIEL RIOS “INUNDATION”

Daniel Rios is an eighteen-year-old  high school student at Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas. "Inundation" is a short dramatic film which he wrote, produced, directed and edited. He aspires to … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT LIBROTRAFICANTES 4 ” A VISIT WITH ANAYA”

After leaving the Border Bookstore in Mesilla, New Mexico, the caravan carrying banned books to the children of Tucson heads north to Albuquerque for a meeting with renowned author Rudolfo Anaya. On … [Read more...]