THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: REMEMBERING DIANE RODRIGUEZ: PLAYWRIGHT, DIRECTOR, ACTRESS AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST: DOLORES HUERTA ON HER 90TH BIRTHDAY! AND SAL BALDENEGRO ON CORONA’S UNEXPECTED AFTER EFFECTS.
The Latino artistic community is grieving the loss of our of our stellar and phenomenal personalities, Diane Rodriguez, who passed away this week after a gallant struggle with cancer. She was truly a multifaceted and gifted creator whose accomplishments included being a playwright, author, stage director, actress, artistic director and social activist. Latinopia was fortunate in being able to chronicle some of her accomplishments and we reprise them this week with a video on Diane speaking about Latino Theater, with which she was impassioned. In another video she speaks about her recent original play “Perfecta,” and in another video she recalls her experiences as actress in the motion picture Terminator Two. Don’t miss these videos as they reveal a truly exceptional human being. What the videos can’t convey is the generous, loving , humorous and profound person she was. Que en paz descanse.
Also this week, we celebrate Dolores Huerta’s 90th birthday. We reprise Dolores peaking about her role in the early days of the farm worker’s movement when she was involved in managing the peregrinacion (pilgrimage) march from Delano to Sacramento California to champion the rights of farm workers.
Also this week, our regular blogger Sal Baldenegro gives us insight into what one of the cultural changes that may result from the coronavirus. ‘Sta pesao lo que nos dice el Sal.
This is a week to stand strong, stay safe at home, keep the distancing and be thankful that we are part of a community of Latinas and Latinos who fight for social justice and human dignity.