Surprise my Peeps! We’re posting a day earlier this week. And why? Well, here’s the lowdown. As you know your Tia has been pretty circumspect about her…shall we say private life? Boyfriends..lovers..quien sabe. I’ve always kept it “bajo ala.” But now that’s all changing. Pues, el más guapo, chulo y sincero de todos los papas del mundo Latino just stepped into my life! Not sure where’s its all going but I think your Tia may be falling in love! So this week-end we’re jumping into his fancy ride and are off to a week of travel up the California coast– Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Cambria, Big Sur, San Francisco and who knows where else! Your Tia is guardedly excited. A ver que pasa con este vato. I’ve had my heart broken before, so I am being cautious. But heck, I figure I deserve some time off! And why not?
But I did my homework–la causa always comes first.
This week we have posted some pretty amazing videos for your enjoyment. In History, we have a video on the creation of a really important group of the sixties, the Educational Issue Coordinating Committee. In spite of its clunky name, this group of parents, students and activists was created in the wake of the high school walk-outs in Los Angeles in 1968 and wound up making civil rights history. And in Theater we have the story of an amazing revelation. What does the actor Marlon Brando, the playwright Tennessee Williams, the director Elia Kazan, and the Guadalupe Cultural Center of San Antonio have in common? Well, have you ever heard of the names Gregg Barrios or Pancho Rodríguez? Check out “Rancho Pancho 1″ and the amazing story of how an American classic play, A Streetcar Named Desire, came to be and how a Mexican American was crucial to it.
And, of course, please see what Sara Inés Calderon has to offer this week on THINKING LATINA With SARA INÉS CALDERON. And this week on the adventures of ARNIE AND PORFI we get to see if Porfi and that mysterious gal from Arizona, Lavender, are able to rescue cousin Arnie from the evil clutches of the nefarious NALGAS organization. And we have another reminiscence in Zombie Mex Diaries by the only Zombie Mexican your Tia knows anyway, Lazaro De La Tierra.
Pues, have fun! I’m sure gonna!
OOXX Tia Tenopia