REBEL WOMEN, UNBANNING BOOKS AND GEORGIA LATINOS .
Hola mis queridos! Great news this week, the Tucson Unified School District which had banned dozens of books written by Latinos and utilized in Mexican American Studies classes back in January of 2012, finally got some sense and “unbanned” the books in questions. Latinopia bloggger Sal Baldenegro and his wife Ceci were involved in helping bring this about. But we’ll let Sal explain it all in his Political Salsa y Más with Sal Baldenegro. This is a historic win for our community so be sure to read the blog!
Our video this week are in cinema. We chat with María Agui Carter, a Latina filmmaker whose recent film REBEL was broadcast over PBS. As my Tia Braulio often says, “This will blow your mind!” Rebel is the story of a Cuban woman who disguised herself as a man and fought as a soldier during the American Civil War (for three years y nadie supo!) . You won’t want to miss this fascinating story and María’s takeaway about what the life of this Cuban woman has to say to today’s Latinas. Check it out!
Eduardo Díaz returns wit his blog, Mirándolo Bien with Eduardo Día. This week Eduardo tells of the most surprising places where one will find Latinos in the United States and what that may mean for all of us.
Angela Ortiz’s photo this week is titled “Cycles” and makes you think about life’s ebb and flow.
Enjoy this week on Latinopia!