THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON THE OCCUPATION OF THE MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON NAVIDAD IN PUERTO RICO, ARTURO ROSALES ON THE FOUNDING OF LULAC, THE LULAC CONSTITUTION, AND ANGELA ORTIZ’S NEW PHOTO OF THE WEEK.
Happy New Year Latinopians! We begin the New Year with a cutting edge look at the Oregon occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge by so-called “Patriots.” Blogger Sal Baldenegro calls the whole idea into question as he examines the roots to the controversial occupation and raises the issue of what it really means to be a “patriot?” Also this week José Umpierre returns with his Burundange Boricua blog, this week reminding us of the beauty and artistry of Navidad as celebrated in Puerto Rico. Our video this week highlights a historic Latino Event, the founding of the national civil rights organization LULAC (the League of United Latin American Citizens). This pioneering civil rights group got its start in 1929! Historian and eminent scholar Dr. Arturo Rosales, reviews the reasons that motivated the creation of LULAC. We’re also posting a new Latinopia Document, the founding Constitution of LULAC. Angela Ortiz returns with a new photo of the week, getting us ready for 50 more in the coming year.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!