THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JOSÉ UMPIERRE ON TWO EXTRAORDINARY PUERTORICAN WOMEN, DON FELÍPE ON “A DREAM DEFERRED,” DIANA GARCÍA ON “BITTER HARVEST,” AND SOÑIA RIVERA-VALDES ON “STORIES OF LITTLE WOMEN AND GROWN UP GIRLS,” AND THE LATINOPIA DOCUMENT ON SOÑIA SOTOMAYOR STATEMENT ON HER CONFIRMASTION HEARING.
What up Latinopians! This week we celebrate a potpourri of strong and accomplished Latinas. José M. Umpierre gives us his take two Puertorican women in the news lately, Alexandria Ocasio Cortes and Supreme Court Justice Soñia Sotomayor. Umpierre’s article celebrates these two amazing boricuas and the legacy they are sure to leave on our country. Complementing Umpierre’s piece we post a new Latinopia document, Soñia Sotomayor’s statement at the July, 2009 hearings that resulted in her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. This speech gives us all a backgrounder on this amazing woman. And in the literary field, we celebrate two Latina authors, Chicana Diana García and Cuban American Soñia Rivera-Valdés. Diana reads from her short story, “Bitter Harvest,” and Soñia reads from her book “Stories of Little Women and Grown up Girls.”
And last but certainly not least, we visit with Don Felípe De Ortego as he reflects on a lifetime pursuing his goal of someday being a University President. Don Felípe is not discouraged , rather he places the us and owns of his quest in lifelong perspective and leaves us with a surprisingly upbeat conclusion. That we should all have such an optimistic outlook.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia y que vivan las mujeres Latinas!