THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: REMEMBERING LATINOPIA HERO BOBBY LEE VERDUGO, LATINOPIA PLÁTICA: PLAYS-INTO- FILMS DURING THE PANDEMIC, JONATHAN KIRSCH ON JOHN RECHY, AND ALVARO HUERTA’S TRIBUTE ON MOTHERS DAY.
This week we lost another great warrior of the Chicano generation, civil rights activist Bobby Lee Verdugo. He was one of the leaders of the East Los Angeles high school walks in 1968. Long time friend and fellow activist, and regular Latinopia contributor, Luis R. Torres gives us a personal remembrance.
This week we continue with our Latinopia Plática. With theaters closed throughout the United States, actor/producer Elisa Bocanegra, actor/dancer Sal López and actor/director Rose Portillo offer suggestions on plays made into movies which you may wish to watch during the pandemic stay-at-home lock down.
Also this week, we conclude our appreciation of Chicano author John Rechy with a reflection by fellow writer and intellectual property attorney Jonathan Kirsch.
And blogger Alvaro Huerta gives us an appreciation of his mother on this Mother’s Day.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia, but be sure to wear your mask and distance safely!