SAL CASTRO FUNERAL, RUBÉN MARTÍNEZ AND CHICANO ART IN LAS CRUCES!
What up homepeople!
Well, here we are at the start of a new week on Latinopia.com. We’re running a little late this week–last week our staff went off to Las Cruces New Mexico to attend and participate in the 19th Annual Border Book Festival. The Festival is the brainchild of author Denise Chávez. Anyway, this week’s video are in art and literature. In art, we visit the Nopalito’s Galeria in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We meet the founder and owner of the galeria, Victor Gallegos, and learn how he converted a dilapidated adobe house into a modern art gallery.
In Literature we visit with author Rubén Martínez and learn about his latest book “Desert America,” the story of a ten-year personal and socio-political journey into the American Southwest.
This week we also have a touching remembrance of activist high school teacher Sal Castro. Sal passed away last week and his funeral will be this Thursday, April 25th. The remembrance is by one of his students, our own Luis Torres in Tales of Torres. Hardworking Sara Inés Calderón brings us a new Thinking Latina blog about a man who is on a determined march and convinced he will make a difference. Check out her “In Search of César Chávez” blog. And, of course, a new Zombie Mex Diaries, and a new Angela’s Photo of the Week.