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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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BIOGRAPHY – MARÍA ELENA DURAZO

MARIA ELENA DURAZO, LABOR ORGANIZER María Elena Durazo is widely regarded as one of the most powerful and savvy union organizers in the United States. On May 15, 2006 she was elected  to serve … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA BIOGRAPHY DR. RODOLFO ACUÑA

Dr. Rodolfo Francisco Acuña is a historian, educator and social activist. In 1969, he co-founded the Chicana/o Studies Department at San Fernando Valley State College (later called California State … [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...]

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BIOGRAPHY – JOSÉ ANGEL GUTIÉRREZ

JOSÉ ANGEL GUTIÉRREZ Born on October 25,1944, José Ángel Gutiérrez was the son of a medical doctor in the South Texas town of Crystal City. Although better off than many of the farm workers who … [Read more...]

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BIOGRAPHY – PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS

Many people in Puerto Rico consider Harvard-educated Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos the father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement.  Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War (1898) Puerto … [Read more...]

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BIOGRAPHY – ELIZABETH “BETITA” MARTÍNEZ

ELIZABETH "BETITA" MARTÍNEZ, POLITICAL ACTIVIST The daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Manuel Guillermo Martinez, who arrived in the United States in 1917 with only $10 in his pocket and rose to be … [Read more...]