On September 15, 2020 – the first day of Latinx Heritage month last year, Maria Hinojosa released her new book, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America. We were (unknowingly) at the end … Continue reading Once I Was You
Latino, Latina, Latinx: What’s In a Name? panel discussion. Professors George Gonzalez, Jennifer Carroccio Maldonado, and Rojo Robles shared some resources for more learning about the debates and considerations about the changing terms for peoples of Latin American descent: Luis … Continue reading Latinx: What’s In a Name? Resources
This semester, I began a Latinx Studies podcast project with Professor Rojo Robles entitled Latinx Visions. The first episodes are available now and can be found on Podbean or wherever you get your podcasts. This podcast will run in “seasons” … Continue reading Latinx Podcast Recommendations
Edited by Carina del Valle Schorske, Ricardo Maldonado, Erica Mena, and Raquel Salas Rivera, the poetry anthology Puerto Rico en mi corazón is a complex project of networking, printmaking, translation, and climate justice activism that goes beyond the actual book. The … Continue reading “Puerto Rico en mi Corazón,” Poetics of Care and Dissent
What do you know about Delores Huerta? Dolores Huerta (b. 1930) is a powerful labor organizer, Chicana civil rights leader, and feminist activist. In the 1960s, Dolores Huerta, along with César Chávez, united Mexican, Mexican-American and Filipino farmworkers and founded … Continue reading Delores Huerta
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic had us all watching more television than we had previously done, there were arguments to be made that we were in this sort of “New” Golden Age of Television. With streaming services allowing us to … Continue reading Latinx Television
What was once known as Hispanic Heritage Week, began in 1968 when Civil Rights Activisms were reshaping the United States. The California Congressman from East Los Angeles, George E, Brown pushed for more recognition of the culture and history of … Continue reading Latino, Latina, Latinx History: Let’s Celebrate!