THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: ANGELA VALENZUELA ON UVALDE, RICARDO ROMO ON UVALDE’S CHILDREN’S LIBRARY, PLAYWRIGHT OCTAVIO SOLIS ON LYDIA AND OCTAVIO ON SANTOS AND SANTOS AND LUIS QUINTERO’S LA HORA DEL TE.
Hola mi gente! Por Dios! The shadow of the Uvalde killings remains with us. Prof. Angela Valenzuela who, along with her husband Emilio Zamora, visited Uvalde in the wake of the horror has some reflections in a Latinopia guest blog. For more on her thoughts and information about an upcoming healing conference on Uvalde visit her website: http://texasedequity.blogspot.com/
Also this week, Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report reminds us of the work Ricardo and his wife, Harriet, have been contributing for the past five years, donating books to the Uvalde public library and in particular the children’s section.
This week we visit with acclaimed American playwright Octavio Solis a he discusses two of his works. In the first interview he speaks about his play Lydia, based on his experiences growing up in El Paso, Texas. In the second interview he speaks about the play Santos And Santos and what it says about the American Dream. Don’t miss these insightful, thought-provoking commentaries.
Lastly, what happens when a young girl’s mother suddenly dies? Check out filmmaker Luis Quintero’s moving short film, La Hora del Té (Tea Time). In this horrific week of loss, it’s reminder of the bond between parents and their children.
With continued sadness,