THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JORGE RODRÍGUEZ REMEMBERS SOLEDAD “CHOLE” ALATORRE, PLÁTICAS WITH WRITERS CHRISTINE GRANADOS, MELINDA PALACIO AND MICHAEL SEDANO ON IMPACT OF COVID- 19 ON WRITERS AND BOOKS TO READ DURING THE PANDEMIC AND THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SAN DIEGO’S CHICANO PARK.
Hola my peeps! This week we lost a great luchadora for the rights of workers and the immigrant community. We’re talking about Soledad Chole Alatorre. Attorney and friend Jorge Rodríguez remembers her in this Latinopia Hero homage and chronicles many of her life’s accomplishments as she was in the forefront of organizing and defending the rights of workers. Be sure to check out this poignant remembrance.
We also continue our Latinopia Platica feature. This week we asked three authors (Christine Granados, Melinda Palacio and Michael Sedano) on the impact of the coronavirus on writers and then we ask “What book would you recommend reading to get us through the pandemic?” Check out their replies.
And lastly we repost two videos on the founding of San Diego’s Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, right under the freeways. When the city of San Diego refused to permit a park in the Logan Heights barrio, Chicanos decided to occupy the space underneath the freeways. What resulted was not only a park, but one filled with majestic murals. This week the community of Logan Heights celebrates the 50th anniversary of the park. Andale!