THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SE NOS FUE! TREVIÑO ON RAUL RUÍZ’S LEGACY, LUIS GARZA ON THE PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THE SILVER DOLLAR BAR, RAUL RUÍZ INTERVIEW ON THE LEGACY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL WALKOUTS, LUIS TORRES ON “HOW ABOUT LATINOS HELPING LATINOS?”
This week the Chicano activist community was shocked to hear of the death of longtime political activist, photo-journalist and educator Dr. Raul Ruíz. Que triste. Raul passed away in his sleep on Thursday, June 13. We post here, a remembrance by Latinopia’s own Jesús Treviño. Jesús knew Raul from the early days of the Chicano Movement as fellow activists in 1968 and he recounts some of the landmark events in Raul’s life that make him such an important movement activist and hero.
Along with the remembrance, we repost an interview with photographer Luis Garza who explains the role that photographers Raul Ruíz and Joe Razo played in documenting key events that took place when Sheriff deputies assaulted the Silver Dollar Bar on Whittier Blvd on August 29, 1970 which resulted in the death of Los Angeles Times columnist Ruben Salazar. Check out these amazing photos!
And also see Latinopia’s interview with Raul Ruíz which was conducted in March of 2019, one of Raul’s last interviews. In the interview Raul speaks about the impact and legacy of the 1968 East Los Angeles High School Walkouts.
Also this week, our regular blogger Luis Torres returns with his Tales of Torres blog. This week we examines a recent posting by acclaimed actress Emma Thompson who wonders why women aren’t more supportive of women in the motion picture industry. Torres takes it one step further and wonders why acclaimed Latino and Mexicans stars arn’t doing more to promote Latinos in the industry. Check out his “How about Latinos helping Latinos?” blog.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!