THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RAUL RUÍZ AND JOE RAZO AT THE SILVER DOLLAR, JOSÉ ANGEL GUTIÉRREZ’S REFLECTIONS ON THE CHICANO MOVEMENT, THELMA REYNA INTERVIEWED BY LA CASITA GRANDE AND MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES INTERVIEWS LONNIE JORDAN OF WAR.
An exciting week at Latinopia! This week we visit the Autry Museum’s exhibit of La Raza photos, this time we look at a particular set of photos taken by Raul Ruíz and Joe Razo, co-editors of La Raza Magazine. In 1970, during the social unrest known as the Chicano Moratorium police riot, they shot a series of photos at the Silver Dollar Bar on Whittier Blvd that documented the death of Los Angeles Times journalist Ruben Salazar. Check out the story behind these incredible and historic photos and the legacy they left behind as told by co-curator of the exhibit, Luis C. Garza.
Also this week, we offer the first of a three-part interview with legendary Chicano activist and founder of the La Raza Unida political party, José Angel Gutiérrez. Along with César Chávez, Reíes Lopez Tijerina and Rodolfo “Corky ” Gonzáles, Gutiérrez was one of the leaders of the incipient Chicano civil right s movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Almost forty years later, Gutíerrez reflects on the victories and mistakes of the el movimiento, the Chicano Civil Right Movement.
Our guest interview this week is with Dr. Thelma Reyna, author of the just published book, “Reading Tea Leaves After Trump.” Check out this interview with Reyna on her book conducted by La Casita Grande literary press.
And don’t miss Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles. This month he interviews Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan, founder of the 70s rock group War. Mark will bring you back to such classics as Lowrider, Cisco Kidd and Why Can’t We be Friends. The interview airs every night in February at 7PM on the Chicano Music Network which you can access by simply clicking on to the Mark Guerrero thumbnail at Latinopia.com.