THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JESÚS TREVIÑO REMEMBERING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHICANO MORATORIUM, RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON THE BIDEN/HARRIS TICKET, POLICE ATTACK AT CHICANO MORATORIUM, MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES WITH THE EASTSIDE BAND APB, 2010 CHICANO MORATORIUM ANNIVERSARY, MORATORIUM IN THE RAIN.
What up mi gente! This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium which took place on August 29, 1970. Jesús Treviño, who was there filming fifty years ago, reminds us that we must now allow nostalgia to overshadow the struggle for social justice that is still urgently needed today.
We also feature three videos pertaining to the Moratorium. The first is a report with footage of the attack on the peaceful crowd by police and sheriffs back in 1970, the second is footage of the thirty year anniversary of the march in the year 2010, and the third is footage of the Moratorium in the Rain which took place on February 28, 1970.
Also this week, Ricardo Romo weighs in on the Democratic Convention and the nomination of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the Democratic ticket. Although polls show Biden favored by Latinos, it is not by much. How will Latinos vote in November?
And last but not least, Mark Guerrero adds another band to his Chicano Music Chronicles podcast. This week he profiles the Eastside band APB ( All Points Bulletin) founded by Aaron Ballesteros and which features interviews with his son, Adam Ballesteros, and band members guitarist Dennis Alvarez and vocalist Gilbert Stokes.
Enjoy your Moratorium week!