THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LATINO TEATRO WARRIORS, KIKI CASTILLO ON WARRIORS, LUIS TORRES ON THE WHY OF POLICE BRUTALITY, EDUARDO DÍAZ ON THE STRANGEST FRUIT, ANGELA ORTIZ LOOKS TO THE EAST AND SERGIO HERNANDEZ ON LORETTA SANCHEZ.
Lots of stuff this Memorial Day week. We start off with Enrique “Kiki” Castillo’s play Warriors. Kiki wrote and directed this play which will be performed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, at the Plaza De La Raza in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, California. We have two videos about this play, one features a bit of the play in performance and the other is an interview with Castillo about how he came to write the play and what he hopes it will accomplish. Not to be missed and if you can make the full performance, hazlo! (no, not Norway)
Our regular contributors Luis Torres and Eduardo Díaz return with two really provocative blogs. Torres take son the whole issue of the national outbreak of police brutality on African Americans and other people of color. Torres goes under the simple notion of racism and identifies real dynamics that need to be changed. Edo takes a look at the grisly phenomenon of lynching in America and reminds us it’s not just African American that were lynched. Check out his visit to artist Vincent Valdez’s exhibit “The Strangest Fruit.”
And of course, our good friends Angela Ortiz and Sergio Hernández return with their blogs, Angela’s Photo of the week and Sergio’s Arnie and Porfi. Angela treats us with a cool look at Los Angeles and Serg comments on Loretta Sanchez’s recent blunder that offended os many Native Americans and, really, all of us.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia.