HARRY GAMBOA JR., CHICANO MORATORIUM AND NACHO GÓMEZ THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA!
Hola mis queridos Latinopians. Great news, this week we launch a new blog, Harry Gamboa Jr.’s Word Vision. As many of you know Harry Gamboa Jr., is an accomplished videographer, author and lecturer and one of the founding members of the 1970s art collective ASCO. We are delighted to welcome Harry and his monthly Word Vision blog to the Latinopia family.
We have two great videos this week. Continuing in our series on Chicano/Latino historical events we profile the 1970 Chicano Moratorium. Latinopia interviewed Rosalio Muñoz one of the key organizers of the march against the war in Vietnam held on August 29th,1970. The celebratory march of some 30,000 people ended violently when Los Angeles Police and Sheriffs attacked an unarmed crowd. Rosalio explains that the August 29th march was a year in planning with prior moratorium marches in cities throughout the United States. Check it out!
Also this we visit with acclaimed artist, sculptor and designer Ignacion Gómez. Ignacio is known, among other works, for his classic poster of the Luis Valdez play, Zoot Suit. Ignacio will have a one-man retrospective on June 7th at the Creative Arts Center Gallery in Burbank, California. Check the Latinopia calendar of June Events for details.
And with our other bloggers, Luis Torres returns with a new Tales of Torres blog, as does Sergio Hernández who offers a sad and poignant commentary on the recent child abuse death of Gabriel Fernandez in Palmdale, California. Angela Ortiz also returns with a stunning new Photo of the Week and watch for a new Zombie Mex Diaries tomorrow!
Lot’s to see this week on Latinopia.