THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: THERESA MONTAÑO AND STEVIE RUÍZ ON AN ETHNIC STUDIES LANDMARK DECISION, SAL BALDENEGRO ON CORRIDOS, “SINGING NEWSPAPERS,” RICARDO ROMO ON THE BIDEN-HARRIS TICKET AND MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES ON “ELIJAH.”
Hola mi gente! Your Tia Tenopia here with news that this week Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law California Assembly Bill 1460 which requires that all undergraduates of the Cal State system take one of four ethnic studies classes in order to graduate. In our Latinopia Plática, Professors Theresa Montaño and Stevie Ruíz from California State University at Northridge report on the significance of this landmark legislation.
Our regular Blogger Sal Baldenegro returns with his Political Salsa y Más. This week he examines the musical tradition of the corrido and how it has been and continues to be a modern day newspaper.
Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report examines the Biden Harris electoral campaign and what it means for Latino communities throughout the United States. Ricardo’s not shy about letting us know how important it is for Latinos to vote this ticket.
And Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles showcases the music of Elijah with interviews with two of its members, Hank Barrio and Tom Bray.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!