A CRUSADE FOR JUSTICE.
Hola Latinopians! Here we are with another rollicking week of Latinopia! This week we focus on a legendary civil rights organization of the 1960s, the Crusade for Justice, and its charismatic leader, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. This is all part of the long-term Latinopia goal of filling in the little known history of Latinos in the United States.
In “Latinopia Event 1966 Crusade for Justice,” we visit with Ernesto Vigil who was a member of the Crusade from 1968 to 1981. Ernesto talks about the work of the Crusade and Corky’s passion for justice. In this video we also hear Corky speaking himself, speaking about his vision for the Crusade and Chicanos in the United States. This is a rare archival interview conducted by Jesús Treviño back in December 8, 1971. Hijole! How old must this Treviño guy be? A regular Chicanosaur, que no? Anyway, we also have Corky Gonzales, in his own words–memorable quotations from one of the pioneering champions of Latino civil rights.
In our weekly blogs, Sara Inés Calderon explains why she writes and the impact that Latina writers can have on our future and how we see one another. Enjoy Thinking Latina with Sara Inés Calderon.
Sergio Hernández is on vacation this week, so the next installment of the Arnie and Porfi cartoon strip will be delayed till next week. But this week your Tia Tenopia thought you’d like to see a page from the cartoon strip that started it all way back in the 1960s with the literary magazine Con Safos. Check it out! And here’s one for you: do Mexican zombies listen to classical music? Find out in this week’s blog of Zombie Mex Diaries.
Also check the amazing story of a Latino brain surgeon who began life as a migrant worker in Luis Torres’ review of the book, “Becoming Dr. Q, My Journey from Migrant Worker to Brain Surgeon.” by Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD. This is a truly amazing story and a book you’ll want to read!
And thanks hermanas, for your consultas about my boyfriend problem. I’m not writing him off yet, but I am planning a little surprise for him. Something I hope will get hm to see the light. More next week!
Bueno, enjoy this week’s posts and be sure to spread the word about Latinopia, the video-driven site for Latina/o history, art, literature, music, theater, cinema and food!