THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA; MISSION SANTA ROSA, TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO, THE STORY OF EL TEATRO CAMPESINO AND ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK.
What up my ferocious Latinopians! Your Tia Tenopia here welcoming you to another week of Latinopia. This week Sal Baldengro returns with his Political Salsa y Más blog, this week he tells us about the historic Santa Rosa Mission in the Yaqui community of Pascua.in Tucson, Arizona. Efforts are afoot to restore this historic church and you can help out! Sal will tell you how.
Also this week we offer a new Latinopia Document, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This is the Treaty that ended the Mexican American War in 1848. In the Treaty Mexico agreed to cede half of its territory to the United States, what are today the dates of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Texas, and parts of Wyoming and Montana. In many ways this Treaty created the world we live in today. Check it out!
Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the acclaimed El Teatro Campesino. We thought we’d get ahead of the game and offer here a three- part history of the founding of the Teatro. Check out this fascinating story, View the videos in order, Part I, Part 2, and then Part 3. You won’t be disappointed. And be sure to checkout Angela Ortiz’s photo of the week, “An Oldie.”