THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: THREE SCHOLARS REMEMBER JUAN GÓMEZ QUIÑONES AND HIS LEGACY AS A SOCIAL ACTIVIST, SCHOLAR/EDUCATOR AND MENTOR, RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON SAN ANTONIO ARTIST MICHAEL MENCHACHA AND THE WORLD OF ARTIST SOÑIA ROMERO.
This week we continue with honoring the memory of influential historian, social activist and mentor Juan Gomez Quinones. Three of his friends and fellow scholars, Devra Weber, Alvaro Huerta and Reynaldo Macias, reflect on the multi-dimensional aspects of Juan’s life as a historian scholar and educator, as a social activist at the forefront of Chicano/Latino political struggles and as a mentor to generations of students and scholars. Check out these Plática videos and you’ll be amazed at the scope of Juan’s life.
Also this week, Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report highlights the work of San Antonio artist Michael Menchacha who has several works on display as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibition, “Printing the Revolution.” Check out Menchacha’s imagery. Many of these prints have been donated by Ricardo Romo and his wife Harriet Romo to the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Also not to be missed, a two-part video visit with artist and muralist Sonia Romero. In these videos she speaks to her passion for ideas manifest in her art work and how she came to paint the famous murals at the McArthur Park Subway station.
Hey, enjoy your week on Latinopia and stay safe. Que no oyes? Wear a mask and safe distance!
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