THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: EDUARDO DÍAZ ON THE CHICANO MOVIMIENTO, LUCHA CORPI ON WRITING CRIME NOVELS, BARBARA ZARAGOSA ON MAQUILADORAS, SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ ON THE RIGHT WING HATE MACHINE AND, OF COURSE, ANGELA ON “HOMETOWN.”
Hay, what a week your Tia Tenopia has had! Of course the big event was the celebration of the life of Armida Valdez, wife of Daniel Valdez, co-founder of El Teatro Campesino and a singer and performer and producer in his own right. Your Tia attended the event in the town of San Juan Bautista, California and quite an event it was, drawing old members of the Teatro Campesino who had not seen each other in many years. Check out Facebook and you’ll see more of this.
Later this week, we feature an interview with crime novelist Lucha Corpi talking about how writing a crime novel differs from the usual approach to writing Chicano literature and how she came to envision her Chicana super sleuth, Gloria Damasco. Check out how this sister is innovating the crime novel genre!
Eduardo Díaz returns with his monthly blog, Mirándolo Bien with Eduardo Díaz,. This time he looks at a new exhibit in Denver, Colorado celebrating the Chicano Civil Right Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibit is titled “El Movimiento,” (The Movement) and has a lot to offer. Even if you can’t make it to Denver, Eduardo provide links so you can experience it virtually.
Also this week, Sergio Hernández opines in his own inimitable way about recent actions by right wing haters in his original cartoon, “Right Wing Hate Machine.” And, of course, no week on Latinopia would be complete without a new Photo of the Week by our incredibly talented photographer Angela Ortiz–check out her views of “Hometown” Los Angeles.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!