THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO ON “THE KNOW NOTHINGS ARE BACK,” MARTHA GONZALEZ ON THE ROLE OF THE ARTIVISTA, RICARDO ROMO ON SAM CORONADO’S PRINTMAKING AND ALVARO HUERTA REMEMBERING THE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE EL PASO MASSACRE.
This week Sal Baldenegro’s Political Salsa y Mas examines the “Know Nothing” anti-immigrant political movement of 1848 and how the same anti-immigrant scapegoating has resurfaced today with the contemporary Republican Party. Besides comparing the past with the present and finding little difference, Sal points to the areas on which we must be on guard.
The third installment of Latinopia’s video interview with singer/performer/scholar Martha Gonzalez looks at the term “artivista,” the activist artist, and what the role of the artivista is in today’s world.
Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report looks at the printmaking of the late Texas-born artist/printmaker Sam Coronado and how he has given new life to the printmaking process.
August 3, 2021 marked the year anniversary of the killing of 21 people by a racist anti-immigrant shooter in El Paso Texas. Dr. Alvaro Huerta reflects on the significance of this massacre directed at Mexicans and other Latinos and what we can combat this kind of racist, murderous actions.
A thoughtful week on Latinopia.