THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: CÉSAR MARTÍNEZ ON BORDERLANDS ART EXHIBIT, FRANK BERUMEN ON LATINO IMAGE MAKERS, EDUARDO DÍAZ ON BRACEROS TURNED VINEYARD OWNERS AND DR. ALVARO HUERTA ON RACIST POLICIES IN THE TRUMP ERA.
Two exciting new videos this week. We visit with renowned San Antonio artist César Martínez as he tours us through a new exhibit at San Antonio’s Mexic-Arte Museum. Icons and Symbols of the Borderlands is an exhibit of works by a variety of artists members of the Juntos Art Organization in El Paso, Texas. Check out some of the artists César introduces us to and their stunning work. We accompany this video with another video about another member of the Juntos Group, Maria Natividad and her stunning portrayals of Latino life along the border.
Also this week, film historian Frank Berumen, who has published four books on Latinos in the motion picture and television industry, reflects on his love of movies and his passion to tell the story of Latino filmmakers in his latest book, Latino Image Makers in Hollywood.
Our regular blogger Eduardo Díaz returns with a look at “La Uva: Lucha, Oportunidad y Familia.” He examines how some of the hard working immigrants that came during the Bracero Program in the 1940s were able to learn the trade in the wine industry and wound up creating and owning their own vineyards. A cool true story of Latino success in spite of difficult odds.
Also this week, Dr. Alvaro Huerta brings us another Fierce Politics blog, this time he looks at the racist policies of the Trump administration, policies that were voiced well before the election of Trump to the White House: “The War on Immigrants:” Racist Policies in the Trump Era. Another penetrating and insightful article.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!