THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: DON FELIPE ORTEGO ON THE OSCARS, INTRODUCING THE POETRY OF JOSE MURRATI, THELMA REYNA ON LATINA EMPOWERMENT, EMMA TENAYUCA’S PECAN SHELLER’S STRIKE, DOLORES HUERTA ON THE PEREGRINACIÓN TO SACRAMENTO, MAGGIE RIVAS-DÍAZ ON THE LATINO AND LATINA ORAL HISTORY PROJECT, ANGELA ORTIZ’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK AND, OF COURSE, SERGIO HERNANDEZ ON TRUMP. PÚES QUE MAS QUIERES?
Hola Latinopians! Your Tia Tenopia here with another great week of Latinopia. This week we introduce a new blogger, José E. Muratti, who will be contributing a monthly poetry blog, check out his first poem, “Duermes,” in Spanish and English. Also this week we have a guest blog from poet and scholar Dr. Thelma Reyna. With Women’s Month just over, her blog addresses the need for empowerment of young women all year round. To complement her blog we are also posting interviews with three women are exemplary role models: Emma Tenayuca, who led a strike of 12,000 women pecan sheller’s in 1936, Dolores Huerta,Co-founder of the United Farm workers Union and Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez on the Oral History project documenting Mexican American contributions to the United States during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Don Felípe Ortego returns with his Bravo Road blog, this week looking at the lack of minority presence at the Oscars and recounting his own experiences in film and stage. Is there anything Don Felípe hasn’t done?
Also this week enjoy Angela Ortiz’s Photo of the Week and, of course, this week’s Trump cartoon introduces a new species on the national political scene: Jabba the Trump!