TOMÁS RIVERA, ROBERT KENNEDY, SYRIA, LITTLE LEAGUERS & MORE!
Hola my Leapin’ Latinopians! Tia Tenopia here with another week of videos and blogs. Our videos this are pensativos–something to think about. In History we recall the 1968 Assassination of Robert Francis Kennedy. Now for most of you this ancient history. And what does “Bobby” Kennedy, as he was called, have to do with Latinos? Well, as you will hear from someone who was there when history was made, Dolores Huerta, Bobby Kennedy was a strong supporter of people in struggle, not just African Americans but also Latinos and the farm workers. But I’ll let Dolores tell the cuento. Check it out and afterwards just think of what the world might have been like if Robert Kennedy had not been killed and had gone on to be President of the United States? No Nixon in the White House, no Watergate, and who knows were Latinos would today?
Our other video also reflects on someone who has passed: revered educator, author and activist, Dr. Tomás Rivera. Back in the sixties when the Chicano literary scene was in its infancy, Dr. Rivera wrote a very pivotal book, “Y No Se Lo Trago La Tierra,” generally translated in English as “And the Earth Did Not Devour Him.” Pat Mora who many of you know from her poetry here on Latinopia knew Tomás Rivera and even wrote a children’s book, “Tomás and the Library Lady” based on his chidlhood. Here Pat shares her memories of this pioneering author and scholar.
Our Southwest bloggers return! From Arizona, Sal Baldenegro brings us an inspiring blog about familia and a solid group of young girl athletes who just won the 2013 Little League World Championship! You’ll love this story.
From New Mexico, Don Felípe De Ortego returns with Bravo Road. This week he takes on the current debate over whether or not the United States should bomb Syria because of that country’s use of poison gas on its citizens. A sobering and thoughtful pensamiento from our elder, Don Felípe.
And Don Felípe is not the only one ready to comment on the current Syria debate. Check out Sergio Hernández’s cartoon this week on his take of the situation.
While Syria may be in the forefront of national discussions, Sara Inés Calderón reminds us that the national debate over Immigration Reform is still on the Congressional agenda. Check out Sara’s Thinking Latina blog on the eight things you were embarrassed to ask about Immigration Reform.
And don’t miss another of Angela Ortiz’s Photo of the Week, this week we look at “Colors”
Bueno, no sean huevones, get to those videos and blogs!