THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON SANCTUARY CITY STATUS FOR TUCSON, ALFREDO SANTOS THOUGHTS ON EMILIO ZAMORA, MARK DAY’S THE SAN PATRICIOS, ERNIE HOGAN ON “AN AZTEC LEPRECHAUN,” AND BOBBI MURRAY’S JALAPENO SODA BREAD RECIPE.
This week Sal Baldenegro on a new drive for making Tucson as sanctuary city. What does that mean? Check out Sal’s blog as he runs down the efforts by the Tucson Families Free and Together movement and what it could mean for Tucson. Also this week. Alfredo Santos offers his monthly summary of major doings in Austin and environs. This week he notes the honoring of celebrated historian Dr. Emilio Zamora.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate with a video by Mark Day which highlights the gallantry of the San Patricio Brigade, hundreds of Irish soldiers who fought on the Mexican side of the Mexican American War. Also we hear from science fiction writer and Chicano/Irish author Ernie Hogan as he reflects on the 170 year old Irish/Mexicano connection in his blog, “An Aztec Leprechaun.”
And for those of you who are brave enough, how about trying your hand at making some Irish soda bread? To give a Chicano feel, follow Bobbi Murray’s Irish Jalapeno Soda Bread recipe.
Enjoy your Irish week on Latinopia!