THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: HENRY DARROW ON HIGH CHAPARRAL, RICARDO ROMO ON JUDY BACA, JUDY BACA ON THE GREAT WALL AND JUDY BACA IN HER OWN WORDS, ALVARO HUERTA ON FOUR WAYS TO SUPPORT LATINOS/AS DURING THE PANDEMIC.
We’re still reeling from the loss of Henry Darrow pioneering Puerto Rican actor. We post a video interview with Henry on the occasion of the publication of his memoir/biography: “Henry Darrow – Lightening in a Bottle.”
Also this week we highlight the work of acclaimed muralist Judy Baca. Judy is renowned for conceiving and designing what is arguably the longest mural in the world, a half mile long wall of incredibly beautiful and well crafted paintings depicting The History of California. We open with Ricardo Romo’s essay on Judy and the great wall. And then we hear from Judy herself in a video in which she recounts how she came to mural painting and what she considers to be the true meaning of the The Great Wall. Also we hear from Judy on muralism in Her Own Words.
And last but not the least, Dr. Alvaro Huerta returns with his Fierce Politics blog. He reminds us that there are four important sways in which all of us can support Latinos and Latinas in this time of the Covid.
Enjoy you week on Latinopia!