THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RUDY SALAS ON THE FOUNDING OF TIERRA, BOBBI MURRAY ON DAVID BACON’S FARMWORKER PHOTOS, DON FELÍPE DE ORTEGO ON “THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING,” EMMA TENAYUCA ON LABOR AND DOLORES HUERTA ON PEREGRINACIÓN.
Que’ hubo my peeps! This week we have an interview with legendary Chicano musician Rudy Salas, co-founder, along with his brother Steve, of the music band Tierra. Rudy talks about how the Chicano Moratorium of 1970 inspire he and his brother to make music that had social relevance. In addition to our Latinopia filmed interview with Rudy, Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles will feature a lengthy audio interview with Rudy throughout the month of September on the Chicano Music Network. Later in the month we’ll also have an interview with Steve Salas.
Our regular blogger Don Felípe de Ortego calls out President’s Trump as “The Man Who Would be King,” skewing Trump for the avarice that has marked his presidency. Check it out!
This week-end America celebrates Labor Day and Latinopia also celebrates it with a guest blog by Bobbi Murray on a recent book by photo-journalist David Bacon on the life of America’s farm workers. Check out blog originally published by the on-line magazine Capital and Main. And further highlighting the important role of labor for Chicanas and Chicanos, check out two of our reprised videos. Emma Tenayuca, who led the 1936 pecan sheller’s strike in San Antonio, talks about the importance of organized labor for Latinos in this rare interview before her death. Also this week we reprise an interview with Dolores Huerta talking about the efforts by the early farm worker’s movement of the 1960s when they launched a statewide pilgrimage march from Delano to Sacramento. Check out these important videos as you enjoy your week on Latinopia!