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LATINOPIA WORD OLGA GARCÍA ECHEVERRÍA “LENGUALISTIC ALGO”

Olga García-Echeverría is a narrative writer and poet who was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Her book, "Falling Angels,"  is split in half between stories and poems, and features a bilingual … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOHN VALADEZ ON “PREJUDICE AND PRIDE”

John Valadez is the producer and director of two episodes of the six part PBS documentary series Latino Americans. In the episode titled "Prejudice and Pride," he tackles the story of the Chicano … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA HENRY DARROW “HIGH CHAPARRAL”

Henry Darrow is a pioneering Puerto Rican actor who won acclaim when he starred as "Manolito" in the western television series "High Chaparral," (1967-1971). Latinopia caught up with him at the Gene … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC JOSEPH JULIAN GONZALEZ “HOW I COMPOSE MUSIC”

Joseph Julian Gonzalez is an acclaimed composer of classical music and motion picture and television music. His credits include features films, documentaries series and television episodic series. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOHN VALADEZ ON “WAR AND PEACE”

John Valadez is the producer and director of two hours of the six-part PBS documentary series, "Latino Americans." In his episode titled "War and Peace", John took on the task of documenting the story … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA REMEMBERS TOMÁS RIVERA

Dr. Tomás Rivera ( 1935-1984) is the pioneering author of the acclaimed novel "And the Earth Did Not Devour Him." An activist and educator, Tomás was the first Chicano to be named Chancellor within … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JUAN FELÍPE HERRERA “HOW TO BECOME A WARRIOR…”

Juan Felípe Herrera is a poet, performer, educator and activist with more than twenty books to his name. He was appointed California Poet Laureate in 2012. Latinopia was on hand when he read his poem … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RICARDO ALEJANDRO RODAS

Ricardo Alejandro Rodas is a poet and an immigrant from Argentina. While in his homeland he was published in the anthology  Poetic Rebirth, published by the Society of Latin American Writers and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA DOCUMENTS: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION SPEECH 1.29.13

CONTEXT: The on-going efforts in Congress to pass a definitive immigration bill may continue for some time. Latinopia thought it would be important to remind ourselves of the vision for such … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LAS CAFETERAS “EL CASCABEL”

Las Cafeteras is a Los Angeles based musical ensemble whose edgy alternative and political vision informs their performance of traditional son jarocho from Vera Cruz, Mexico. At the opening of the Tia … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JORGE GUILLEN 2 “PEACE MEAL”

Jorge Guillen is a poet, artist and activist from Lamont, California. The son of immigrant parents from Michoacan, Mexico, he attended a rally in Bakersfield on August 14, 2013. The rally, part of a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “MEET JULIAN GONZÁLEZ”

The Voces (Voices) Oral History Project at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, was created by Dr. Maggie Rivas Rodríguez and has now recorded more than 800 oral histories of Latino veterans of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2010 MORATORIUM ANNIVERSARY

On August 29, 2010 hundreds of Mexican Americans gathered in East Los Angeles to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium March against the War in Vietnam which originally took place … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD NORA NARANJO “MY FATHER’S FEET”

Nora Naranjo-Morse is a Native American potter, sculptor and author who is a member of the Santa Clara pueblo. She read her poem, "My father's Feet" at Denise Chavez's Border Book Festival held in Las … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD JORGE GUILLEN “I WOKE UP THIS MORNING”

Jorge Guillen is a poet, artist and activist from Lamont, California. The son of immigrant parents from Michoacan, Mexico, he attended a rally calling for comprehensive immigration reform in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD FRANCISCO ALARCÓN ON POETRY

Francisco X. Alarcón is a poet, educator and social activist who resides in the San Francisco Bay area. His collection of poems, "Snake Poems" won the 1993 American Book Award.  In 2010, in response … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “TENDER LOVE”

Multi-talented Joe Hernández-Kolski  is a two-time HBO Def Poet, an accomplished actor and a hilarious stand-up comedian. "Tender Love," which Joe wrote and stars in, is a hilarious commentary on our … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA EDWARD “JUNIOR” GONZALEZ

Edward "Junior" Gonzalez is a director and cinematographer from the San Francisco bay Area who is a second-generation Salvadoran American. In his recent documentary, "Words of Revolution," he … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART JOHN VALADEZ

John Valadez is a pioneering artist and muralist renowned for his photo-realistic rendering of Chicano life in Southern California.  His subject matter is marginalized people and he uses his … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “WORDS OF REVOLUTION”

Edward “Junior” Gonzalez is a second generation Salvadoran American who is also a director and freelance cameraman working in San Francisco. He is concerned about the negative perceptions many … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “ELSA FLORES 2″

Elsa Flores Almaráz is an accomplished visual artist who works in paint and photography. She is also the widow of the late celebrated Chicano artist Carlos Almaráz (1941-1989). All the time she was … [Read more...]