THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: TONY MARES READING AT FLOR Y CANTO, NEW BLOGGER BARBARA ZARAGOZA’S SOUTH BAY COMPASS, DR. RUDY ACUÑA ON DYING COMMUNITIES AND OUR MEMORY AND ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK.
WHAT UP LATINOPIANS! Your Tia Tenopia here, welcoming you to another week of latinopia videos and blogs. This week we’re happy to announce a new regular Latinopia blogger, Barbara Zaragoza from San Diego, California. She has her own website http://www.southbaycompass.com Barbara will be posting every month with news on art, culture and events from the border region. Check out her first Latinopia blog on well known Chicano activist Herman Baca.
This week we mourn the passing of a great new Mexico poet, Tony Mares. He was a historian, professor for many years at the University of New Mexico and both a poet and author of prose fiction. Latinopia was at the 2010 Flor y Canto literary festival when Tony read his poem, “In Search of Durruti.” Check out Tony’s vibrant reading of this thoughtful and so contemporary poem.
Also this week, Dr. Rudy Acuña visits us with a guest blog on dying Latino communities, the impact of urban removal and gentrification and what it all means for our collective memory in the United States. ‘Sta pesao este blog.
And of course don’t miss Angela Ortiz’s Photo of the Week, a real beauty, “Tulips.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!