THREE FIRME LABOR LATINAS!
Hola Latinopians! This week on Latinopia we celebrate Labor Day with a visit with THREE LATINA LABOR LEADERS. First, check out the video story of Emma Tenayuca and the 1936 San Antonio Pecan Shellers strike. This was a monumental labor struggle that at it’s highpoint had 12,000 pecan shellers on strike–all led by a fiery 19-year old woman name Emma Tenyuca. And the strike was successful! Also check out the biographies of two other labor leaders, Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers and Maria Elena Durazo, head of the Los Angeles County Labor Federation. All to say that when it comes to labor and protecting the rights of workers, we got some very firme women out there taking care of business. Your Tia Tenopa is so proud of them!
Also this week., Dr. Thelma Reyna returns witht he on-going review of the classics of Latina literature. This week she reviews Sandra Cisneros’ break out novel House on Mango Street.
This week we have also have the final installment in the Arizona adventures of Arnie and Porfi. This week’s cartoon strip finishes off their adventures in Arizona. Artist Sergio Hernández is going to take a couple of weeks off to map out the next adventures series. But watch for more adventures of the dynamic primos as they take on injustice to La Raza wherever it is to be found! Also this week a new blog of Thinking Latina with Sara Inés Calderon and, of course, another new installment of Zombie Mex Diaries.
Tia Tenopia wishes you all a happy Labor Day week-end!