THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON “HISTORY MATTERS…” RICARDO ROMO ON THE ART OF ADRIANA M. GARCIA, ROBERTO VASQUEZ ON THE REAL FIRST THANKSGIVING IN AMERICA, AND THE ART OF LINDA VALLEJO.
Hola mi gente! This week Sal Baldenegro examines a recent bid to place a historic golf course into a different ward in Tucson, Arizona. What, you may ask, what’s all the ruckus about and what does this have to do with preserving Chicano/Latino history? Well it turns out the story behind the golf course was hard fought and hard won by Chicanos from Tucson’s Barrio Hollywood in years past and, as Sal points out, the recent victory of the community to preserve the golf course in the jurisdiction of the barrio shows that history does matter.
Also this week, check out Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report as he highlights the work of an Antonio artist and muralist Adriana M. Garcia. Awesome works!
In a new Latinopia Event Profile, Roberto Vasquez tells the story of the real first Thanksgiving. Although most Americans believe it took place in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1610, it actually took place in what is now El Paso, Texas in 1598. Check out the story behind the real first Thanksgiving.
And don’t miss our video profile of artist Linda Vallejo as she explores the world of oaks and trees.
And you probably heard the good news about the approval of vaccines to combat the corona virus. Finally the end is in sight. Enjoy your week on Latinopia!