THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: AY, AY, AY, CORONAVIRUS! JOSE UMPIERRE ON LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS, TEXAS AUTHORS HONOR JOHN RECHY, RICARDO ROMO ON DR. JOE BERNAL AND LATINOPIA SUGGESTIONS FOR THOSE FORCED TO STAY AT HOME.
Well, it’s here! And by here your Tia Tenopia means worldwide–the Coronavirus has landed. As Latinos throughout the United States and Puerto Rico scramble to adhere to “stay at home” edicts, stand in long lines only to find the cupboards are mostly empty, and wonder how long the siege will last, blogger José Umpierre is optimistic, yes, he tells us, there is still LOVE in the time of Cornavirus. Check out his thoughtful and upbeat Spanish language blog.
This week, the Texas Institute of Letters had planned on honoring Chicano author John Rechy with a lifetime achievement award. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus forced cancellation of their annual meeting. But that doesn’t mean John Rechy won’t be honored at a later date. But for now Latinopia offers this new video of authors, critics and scholars attesting to the enduring quality of John Rechy’s work. Check it out!
This week or regular blogger, Dr. Ricardo Romo, offers us insight into the life of a legendary Texas political leader, Dr. Joe Bernal. It’s truly amazing the positive things that one determined and committed person can do. Wow!
This week, Latinopia offers a suggestion on how to cope with those “stay at home” orders. Why not go to your Latinopia site and watch the more than 150 FREE videos of Latinx authors reading from their works. Check out the videos of readings by authors like Rudolfo Anaya, Pat Mora, Christine Granados, Tito Rios, Rolando Hinojosa, Melinda Palacio, and so many more!
So in this time of Coronavirus, take heart, be strong and look to how you can share your love with others.