THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES REVIEWS LUIS RODRÍGUEZ’S PLAY ALWAYS RUNNING, ALVARO HUERTA REFLECTS ON LIFE AFTER THE EL PASO SHOOTINGS, LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LOVE IN THE TIME OF ALBINO” AND THE MUSIC OF IRENE DÍAZ AND FRIENDS.
In the aftermath of gunman shootings in Gilroy, California and El Paso, Texas all evidence of which points to premeditated attacks specifically targeting Latinos, one might ask, “What do Latinos do now?” What should be the response of the Latino community and how can we protect ourselves from future tragedies? In this Latinopia video interview Dr. Alvaro Huerta takes along look at the terrorist mentality behind these attacks and offers suggestions on how we in the Latino community should respond.
Also this week Luis Torres reviews the new play written by renowned author Luis J. Rodríguez and based on his acclaimed memoir, Always Running. The play, by the same name, is being performed at Josefina López’s the Casa 0101 theater in East Los Angeles with a six-week run beginning Aug. 31. Check out Luis’s review!
In our Latinopia Showcase we offer an original independent short film by Texas-based filmmakers Gabriel Carmona and Branden Selmen. Love in the time of Albino is a touching and poignant look at the life of a aging widower. Don’t miss this one!
Irene Díaz is a singer/songwriter who has performed at venues like The Roxy, House of Blues Sunset, and Room 5 Lounge. Latinopia caught up with her and her music at a small venue performance space in East Los Angeles, Espacio 1839. Check out her cool music.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!