THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON SYLVIANA WOOD, ALVARO HUERTA ON THE IMMIGRANT’S PLIGHT, RICARDO RODAS ON THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE FROM WITHIN, JORGE GUILLEN ON IMMIGRANTS “PEACE MEAL,” HERMAN SILLAS VIEW FROM THE PIER, AND ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK.
What up my irascible, uncompromising, irrefutable and joyous Latinopians! Lots to think about this week. Continuing from last week’s focus on the attack on immigrants by Donald Trump and others, we showcase a guest blog by Alvaro Huerta on the plight facing immigrants in America, or as he puts it, they “can’t get a break.” We also have two videos on the immigrant experience. Himself an immigrant, Ricardo Alejandro Rodas speaks of the immigrant experience from within in an “Open Letter from an Immigrant.” Jorge Guillen takes a labor and political approach in his poem, “Peace Meal” about how immigrants sustain the American economy.
Also this week, our regular blogger, Salomon Baldenegro, returns with his Political Salsa y Más blog. This week he showcases Tucson-based Sylviana Wood, a remarkable playwright, social activist and family counselor. Inspiring, check it out! Our regular blogger, distinguished attorney and civil right activist Herman Sillas, returns with his View From The Pier blog, this week on..teeth? And of course Angela Ortiz enthralls us with another photo in her regular Photo of the Week blog.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!
Your Tia Tenopia