THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES ON TRUMP’S IDEA TO DEPORT IMMIGRANTS, FRANCISCO BALDERRAMA ON WHEN THEY DID IT IN THE 1930S, DON FELIPE ON MEMORY AND GROWING OLD, NORA NARANJO ON “MY FATHER’S FEET,” AND ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK “DAY OF CLOUDS.”
Ay, pesao themes this week on Latinopia! Hey, sometimes we need it. Luis Torres replies to Donald Trump’s outrageous plans to deport 11 million immigrants in a “humane way.” Luis Torres, who rose to be an accomplished Golden Mike-winning radio journalist recounts the personal story of how his parents were deported in the 1930s and how there was no such thing as “humane” about it. Dr. Francisco Balderrama, who has written a book on the subject, contextualizes it in the Latinopia Event, “1930s Deportations.” Check out this important blog and video to know how to respond next time someone mouths off about deporting 11 million people.
Our long time blogger, Don Felipe Ortego, brings us thoughtful, honest and poignant reflection on what it means to be growing old. In spite of events like “episodic amnesia,” “dysnomia,” and a 1992 stroke, Don Felipe is a stirring example of how to deal with the adversities that come from aging and stay young–he continues to write a monthly blog for Latinpoia. Check this awesome blog out. Also on the theme of aging, we post Nora Naranjo’s poem about how she observed the aging of her father in “My Father’s Feet.”
Angela Rios brings us another one of her great photos, this time, “
Enjoy your Latinopia and have a great Thanksgiving!