THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON SALLY ANN GONZALES, LATINOPIA SHOWCASE’S DOCUMENTARY BANCARROTA, ALEJANDRO MURGUÍA ON “NINETEEN MEN” AND RUPERT GARCIA ON PUBLIC ART.
Hey, hey Latinopians! This week Sal Baldenegro returns with his Political Salsa y Mas blog, this time taking a look at a pioneering political activist and lawmaker Arizona State Representative Sally Ann Gonzales. Sally Ann has been in the forefront of progressive movements in the state and Sal explains why and how. Check it out!
Also this week we post the first of three trailers for the new documentary on the crisis in Puerto Rico, Bancarrota, directed nad produced by José Umpierre and Kendall Marsh. This powerful documentary explores the full extent of the crisis and offers possible solutions–this first trailer explains how the crisis came to be.
And, as the debate in Congress heats up once again on the issue of immigration reform, poet Alejando Murguía reminds us that these large political issues have a human face often reflecting a profound human tragedy.
Also this week, we visit with Chicano artist and master printer maker Rubert García as he explains what got him interested in making prints.