THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: FIFTY YEARS OF STRUGGLE PART TWO, TREVIÑO’S DOS AND DON’TS OF DIRECTING, ANGELA VALENZUELA’S 2021 UT COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AND MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES WITH SUNNY OSUNA.
Hola mi gente. After some safe distance partying over the holidays, your Tia Tenopia is bristling with energy and eager to take on the new year! So adelante! 2021 WE HAVE OUR EYES ON YOU! We begin with Part Two of the 50 Years of Struggle video produced by Reunion de Colegas and offered here as a Latinopia Showcase. The group, composed of 16 scholars from throughout the United States met in Berkeley, California in December to review what progress had been made in the field of Chicano Studies in the past fifty years and identify what issues remain to be addressed. Check this thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion. Next week, we’ll showcase Part Three!
Also this week, we showcase a Zoom platica sponsored by the Mexican American Cultural Education Foundation. Filmmaker Jesús Treviño speaks to a group of university film students from UCLA, the American Film Institute and other campuses as well as independent filmmakers about the do’s and don’ts of directing. Even if you are not a filmmaker, you may find this discussion of interest.
Also this week, Latinopia Word showcases the Commencement Speech delivered by Dr. Angela Valenzuela to the Class of 2021 at the University of Texas at Austin. She looks at the pandemic and wonders what we can learn from it and how it can improve our lives.
And last but not least, Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles returns with an interview and a listen to the music of Texas legend Sunny Osuna.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!