THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON HOW TO CELEBRATE CÉSAR CHÁVEZ’S MEMORY, THREE AZTLÁN VIDEOS: WHAT IS AZTLÁN, WHERE IS AZTLÁN ONE AND WHERE IS AZTLÁN TWO AND THE PLAN DE AZTLÁN.
We start this week with Salomon Baldenegro’s reminder that many of the activities planned to commorate the contributions of labor leader Cesar Chavez fail to sustain thew activism that marked this hero’s life work. Sal points to the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and ways you can help keep the spirit of Chavez alive.
In the wake of the controversial name change of MeCha to MEPA, eliminating the word”Aztlan,” we thought it helpful to remind everyone of what Aztlán is and how it figures into Chicano history. Check out the videos: What is Aztlán? Where is Aztlán? and Where is Aztlán Two? And check out the two adjoining blogs by Juan Tejeda and Alvaro Huerta on the MeCha name change.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!