THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: THE AVENUE 61 MURAL, SAL BALDENEGRO ON WOMEN ACTIVISTS IN THE LABOR STRUGGLE, ALVARO HUERTA ON SHAME-TO-PRIDE OF IMMIGRANT PARENTS, JOSÉ MURATTI’S LATEST POEM, “SOY EL OTRO,” AND HERMAN SILLAS’ VIEW FROM THE PIER.
HOLA Latinopians! This week our video on one of a beloved Highland Park mural that after twenty years continues to be a work-in-progress. Check out Anthony Ortega and Andy Ledesma’s “Quetzalcoatl – A Sequence of Time and Culture.”
Also this week, our regular bloggers weigh in on a variety of issues. Sal Baldenegro’s Political Salsa y Más reviews the enormous contributions made by Latinas on the struggle for equality and well being of our community.
Dr. Alvaro Huerta recounts how he had been personally ashamed of his immigrant parents and how he later came to realize and appreciate the values they had instilled in him. At a time of Trump bashing headlines against immigrants it is a moving story well worth reading.
José Muratti brings us a new poem, “Soy El Otro,” (I Am the Other), and Herman Sillas brings us another View from the Pier observation.
Check out a fun week on Latinopia!