THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO ON LATINO LESSONS OF THE PANDEMIC, ENRIQUE “KIKI” CASTILLO ON LATINO HEROISM IN THE PLAY “WARRIORS,” HARPO ON HOW HE SURVIVED THE SINKING OF THE U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS, AND ROLANDO HINOJOSA ON HIS TRUE-LIFE EXPERIENCE IN THE KOREAN WAR AND ARNIE AND PORFI ON MEMORIAL DAY.
Mis queridos. Hay it’s Memorial Day again, un dia que me trae alegria pero tambien mucha tristeza. And with the coronavirus pandemic, it all seems even more unreal than it usually is. This week Profe Ricardo Romo brings us his Tejano Report on how the pandemic is affecting Latinos. Thoughtful and wise, check it out.
Actor and director Enrique “Kiki” Castillo has authored an homage to the memory of East Los Angeles world War Two hero, Eugene Obrego. Check out this excerpt from the play which highlights the World War Two deeds for which Obregon received national recognition.
Also recognizing World War Two heroism, is Harpo ‘s account of how he survived the torpedoing of the U.S.S. Indianpolis .This is really a harrowing story, check it out.
But war always brings with it tragedy, something that prolific Tejano author Rolando Hinojosa remembers well. In his novel, The Useless Servants, he recalls his true life eye-witness of he tragedy of war in Korea. Check out his first-hand recollection of this tragedy of war.
And don’t miss Sergio Hernandez’s Porfi and Arnie poignant cartoon commentary on Memorial Day.
As you keep your distance and masks on, remember the sacrifice so many Latinos paid as they came to their country’s call in the many wars where Latinos have served.