CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FAST, IMMIGRANT POETRY AND MORE!
What up dudes and dudas! Your Tia Tenopia here welcoming you to another week of Latinopia. Really proud of yet another in our series of Latinopia Events. This time it is the 1968 Fast by Farm Worker Union President César Chávez. Check it out, you’re going to love it! Our series, Latinopia Events, is intended to visually document key moments in the history of Latinos in the United States. We have 38 events on our site now and we’re building it! Where else can you find this but on Latinopia.com? Yes, tell your friends!
In literature this week We have a moving poem by Argentine poet Ricardo Alejandro Rodas, “An Open Letter From an Immigrant.” In view of current immigration legislation in Congress, this poem is particularly resonant (hay, didn’t know I knew that word, eh?) . Check it out please and all means!
Also in Literature this week, check out another in our on-going series of the classics of Latina Literature. This week Dr. Thelma Reyna graces us with a review of Alma Villanueva’s book, “The Ultraviolet Sky,” number nine in Thelma’s series on Pioneer American Latina Authors. To make it easier for you to see all of her reviews of Latina authors, we have created a special menu bar under “Literature.” Just go to “Literature” on the menu bar above the homepage mosaic, click on “Pioneer American Latina Authors” and you see all the reviews. Go Thelma!
And of course we continue with our regular bloggers. Sara Ines offers a musing Thinking Latina blog on what it means to be an “American” and how differently it is perceived, even by people in our own communities. A pesao piece not to be missed. We also have a new Cinco De Mayo Arnie and Porfi cartoon by Sergio Hernández, yet another Angela Ortiz Photo of the Week. Also don’t miss the on-going drama of Zombie Mex Diaries–this week Lazaro starts combat training for the looming war with the Juan de Oñate zombies! Hay Dios mio! Who would have thought it was so dangerous to be a teenage Chicano zombie?