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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 DOCUMENT – A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHICANOS IN THE U.S.

CONTEXT: The history of Mexican Americans in the United States has been a long and troubled one. Dr. Felipe De Ortego y Gasca puts this history in perspective in this brief history of Chicanos in the … [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 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 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...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME JFK MEETS WITH LULAC

This Moment in Time is quite extraordinary. It is a photo of President John F. Kennedy visiting a reunion of the Houston League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Houston, Texas on October … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME RICARDO FALCON PRESS CONFERENCE

MOMENT IN TIME RICARDO FALCON PRESS CONFERENCE In September of 1972, the La Raza  Unida political party,  made up primarily of Mexican Americans and other Latinos, convened its national convention … [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 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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EVENT PROFILE – 1970 NATIONAL CHICANO MORATORIUM

AUGUST 29, 1970 CHICANO MORATORIUM MARCH Historically, Mexican Americans have defended their country and have distinguished themselves in the wars of the United States. Mexican Americans fought in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1930 LEMON GROVE INCIDENT

In 1930, the all-white school board of Lemon Grove, California voted to build a separate schoolhouse for children of Mexican descent. This provoked a community response, a boycott of the "Mexican … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENTS 1967 PUERTO RICO PLEBISCITE

Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War in 1898, the island of Puerto Rico became a colony of the United States. Since that time, Puerto Ricans have debated the best course for the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 SAL CASTRO & THE E.I.C.C.

In March, 1968, Mexican American students from four high schools in East Los Angeles walked out in protest of the inferior education they were receiving. Parents, community activists and clergy met on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 L.A. SCHOOL BOARD SIT-IN

Following the 1968 East Los Angeles high school walk-outs, thirteen individuals were indicted and charged with conspiracy to disturb the peace.  Sal Castro, a teacher at Lincoln high school was one of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FUNERAL

Renowned labor leader and President of the United Farm Workers Union César Chávez died on April 23, 1993.  On April 29th, more than 50,000 people attended his funeral in Delano, California. This was … [Read more...]

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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 DOCUMENT – 1966 EL PLAN DE DELANO

  March 17, 1966 EL PLAN DE DELANO CONTEXT: On September 16, 1965, the 6,000 members of the United Farm Workers Association voted to strike California grape growers for higher salaries and … [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 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...]