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LATINOPIA EVENT 2009 CHICANO ACTIVIST REUNION 3

In this third and final report on the 2009 reunion of Chicano Movement activists,  convened in Dallas, Texas and attended by hundreds of activists,  we hear from reunion organizer José Angel Gutíerrez … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1969 DENVER WOMEN’S CAUCUS

Latinos and Latinas today take gender equality as a given. But in the early days of the Chicano Movement for Civil Rights of the1960s and 1970s, Chicana women activists were often  the unrecognized … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAGOBERTO GILB “ON AWARDS”

Dagoberto Gilb is one of America's leading authors of short stories and novels.  His short story collection, "The Magic of Blood" won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway award. His writings have appeared in The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALBERTO RÍOS “SPANISH”

The struggle for bilingual education that respects a child's native language while teaching him English has been a hard fought victory. But there was time when Mexican American children were subjected … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CÉSAR MARTÍNEZ

César Martínez is a ground-breaking artist and one of the founders of the Chicano Art Movement.  His work goes back to the 1960s when he pioneered in such San Antonio-based art collectives as Con Safo … [Read more...]

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RODOLFO “CORKY” GONZALES “IN HIS OWN WORDS”

RODOLFO ‘CORKY GONZALES IN HIS OWN WORDS 1)  “I am Joaquin,/ Lost in a world of confusion,/ Caught up in a whirl of a gringo society/ Confused by the rules." -I Am Joaquin, epic poem 2)  “I am … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ SPANISH RICE

Diane Velarde Hernández has treated Latinopians to many delicious Mexican food recipes. Here she is again, this time with the recipe for Spanish Rice which she insists can also be called Mexican Rice … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 1

In 2011, the Arizona State Legislature passed HB 2281, a law which prohibits schools from offering courses at any grade level that advocate ethnic solidarity, promote overthrow of the US government, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “THE THREE LOUIES 2″

“The Three Louies” is a performance conversation about growing up in East Los Angeles by three accomplished Mexican Americans. Luis J. Rodríguez is author of the acclaimed memoir, “Always Running,” … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THE THREE LOUIES

"The Three Louies" is a performance conversation about growing up in East Los Angeles by three accomplished Mexican Americans. Luis J. Rodríguez  is author of the acclaimed memoir, "Always Running," … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LATINO QUOTES

We have been asked about the quotations that we post on the homepage each week. Here are some of these quotations in a larger … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CHICANO MURALS

Today, murals painted by Chicanos  are to be found throughout the United States.  From Bellevue, Washington, to San Anontio, Texas to Chicago, Illinois the mural movement that began in the 1960s has … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA HERO MAGGIE RIVAS-RODRÍGUEZ

In 1999,  Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez began an awesome undertaking--to document the lives and stories of Latino veterans of World War II (later her efforts would also include the Korean and Viet Nam … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC MARK GUERRERO “THE BALLAD OF CARLOS ALMARÁZ”

Mark Guerrero is a singer/songwriter whose lyrics often touch on social themes. He performs here his original composition commemorating the legendary Chicano artist Carlos Almaráz who passed away in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 2

After leaving Houston, Texas, the librotraficante banned book caravan arrived in El Paso, Texas on March 14, 2012. They were met with open arms by local poets and community activists who welcomed the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 AMÉRICA TROPICAL PRESERVATION

After forty years of painstaking effort, the mural titled "America Tropical, originally painted in 1932 by Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, and later whitewashed, has been preserved with a new … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CUÑAO “LA OVEJA NEGRA”

Ecuadorian Julio Montero is the frontman for Cunao. Born in New York and now transplanted to Los Angeles, his socially conscious original music is is influenced by the Latin American social protest … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC DAVID GARZA ‘SHELLFISH”

David Garza is a singer and songwriter whose evocative lyrics reflect a thoughtful subtlety. He performs here an original composition, "Shellfish," a song about a bittersweet break-up. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART CARLOS ALMARÁZ

Carlos Almaráz was a ground breaking artist and political activist who passed away in 1989. Twenty three years after his passing, Karen Rapp, the premiere curator at the Vincent Price Museum of Art … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD AMARILIS MARTÍNEZ

Amarilis Martinez is a poetry and prose writer who resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Education at Alverno College. In 2010 she participated in Michael Sedano's … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUIS RODRÍGUEZ “RUNNING TO AMERICA”

Luis J. Rodríguez is the author of the acclaimed coming of age novel, "Always Running." He is also a community activist, anti-gang crusader and founder of the Tia Chucha Bookstore and Cultural Center … [Read more...]