THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: EL ZOCOTROCO ON HURRICANE FLORENCE AND TRUMP’S SCHIZOPHRENIA, SAL BALDENEGRO ON HISTORY HAPPENING BEFORE OUR EYES, DR. GILBERT GONZALEZ ON “HARVEST OF LONELINESS,” AND JUAN TEJEDA ON “CONJUNTO.”
Welcome to another week of Latinopia!
This week, in the wake of hurricane Florence, blogger José Umpierre examines recent declarations by President Trump pertaining to the death count in Puerto Rico due to hurricane María and other declarations that suggest Trump may simply be…schizophrenic! Also this week Sal Baldenegro examines the long history of Chicano activism in the Tucson area and how we often overlook history when it is happening before our very eyes.
Also this week, Dr. Gilbert González, a Professor Emeritus in Chicano and Latin American Studies at the University of California at Irvine, has produced a landmark documentary about the Bracero Program which brought Mexican laborers into the United States from 1942 to 1964. Latinopia is proud to showcase a film excerpt from “Harvest of Loneliness.” And don’t miss music scholar and musician Juan Tejeda as he explores the tradition of the “conjunto,” an original American music form.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!