LATINO MEDIACOM EXPO.
Oh my what a week! My Tio Braulio came by on Friday morning and said, “Mija, You have to tag along with me there’s really important event happening that I want you to know about.” So yeah, of course, hay voy, there I go, following him. Well it turns out the big event he’s all bothered about is the Latino Mediacom Expo in Pasadena California.
This a Latino media capirotada of panels and discussions on everything from “Will Latinos Decide the Presidential Election, “ to “Latinos in Social and Digital Media,” to “Empowering Latinas in Entertainment.” And quite a line-up of celebrities like writers Ligiah Villalobos and Dennis Leoni, directors Patricia Riggen and Jesús Treviño, Producer Emilio Sanchez of Voxxi.com and actors like Michael Pena, Nicholas Gonzales, Aimee Garcia, Kiki Castillo, Pepe Serna, news anchor Maria Elena Salinas–hay pues, una bola de big- shots, Your Tia , of course, was just overwhelmed! Y porque no me invitaron? Only to say that we always hear about how Latinos are under-represented in television and cinema, and that is true! But it’s great to see our Raza getting out there and doing something about it! Adelante!
Okay, now to this week on Latinpopia. Well, first off please check our regular blogs–La Sara Ines returns with her weekly Thinking Latina column. Good one this week on an experience many of us have had, when Mexican people think that just because we speak fluent English that we’ve forgotten our roots and are Gringos. El crazy Zombie Mex is back, this time trying to grapple with the challenges of being a Mexican Zombie who decides to join the Boy Scouts! Sergio Hernández is still on vacation but we’ll resume the exploits of this crazy pair of cousins in next week’s cartoon strip, Arnie and Porfi.
This week, our videos commemorate the passing of one of the greatest artist in the world, who also just happened to be Chicano: Gilbert “Magu” Lujan. We post a profile of this extraordinary artist who not only paved the way for Chicano art, but help to define its very existence. We also post a “Letter to Magu” from his friend and fellow artist Wayne Healy. Magu passed away a year ago on July 24, 2011. Que en Paza decanse.
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