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  1. LATINOPIA WORD JOSÉ MONTOYA "EL LOUIE"

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    José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and political activist. Here he reads from his celebrated bilingual poem, "El Louie," a reading that took place at Occidental College in Los…

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    • LATINOPIA ART TOMÁS YBARRA-FRAUSTO "RASQUACHISMO"

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      Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto is an accomplished art and literary critic. He has written a landmark article titled "Rasquachismo: A Chicano Sensibility"in which he explains how a particular…

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      • LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA "LEGAL ALIEN"

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        Pat Mora is a poet, novelist and author of children's books. Her writings often reflect the conflictive nature of being bilingual and bi-cultural. Here she reads the poem "Legal Alien,"…

      • LATINOPIA MUSIC FLACO JIMENEZ STYLINGS

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        Flaco Jimenez is perhaps the best known Conjunto music accordionist in the world. He has performed with Ry Cooder, Freddy Fender, Los Lobos, The Rolling Stones and many other groups. The Hohner Company,…

      • LATINOPIA EVENT 1937 PONCE MASSACRE

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        Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War in 1898, the island of Puerto Rico became a colony of the United States. Soon nationalists like Luis Muñoz Marin and Pedro Albizu Campos…

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        • LATINOPIA CINEMA DANNY VALDEZ "LA BAMBA"

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          Ritchie Valens (Richard Valenzuela) was the first Latino rock star in music history. He died at age 17 in a tragic plane crash in 1959 along with two other rock legends, the Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson)…

        • LATINOPIA CINEMA - DANNY DE LA PAZ

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          Danny De la Paz is an accomplished actor of stage and screen whose motion picture credits include Boulevard Nights and American Me. Known for his portrayal of cholos or gang members, Latinopia was…

        • LATINOPIA ART "WHAT IS CHICANO ART?"

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          In the 1960s, Mexican American artists were inspired by the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. They began to question their roles as artists and what kind of art they should be making. In barrios throughout…

        • LATINOPIA ART GILBERT 'MAGU' LUJAN

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          Gilbert "Magu" Lujan is a pioneer Chicano artist who was a member of the 1970s legendary art collective Los Four, the first Chicanos to exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. …

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          • LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN "HOPE"

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            Sister and brother musical team, Jeneda and Clayson Benally , are Sihasin. This musical group from the Navajo (Dine) Nation in Northern Arizona combine bass, drums and original lyrics into songs that…

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            • LATINOPIA EVENT 1966 CRUSADE FOR JUSTICE

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              In 1966, Chicano activist Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales created a community based civil rights organization called the Crusade for Justice. Corky was disillusioned by traditional government agencies…

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              • LATINOPIA WORD JOSE MONTOYA "PACHUCO PORTFOLIO"

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                José Montoya is a renowned poet, artist and activist who has been in the forefront of the Chicano art movement. One of his most celebrated poems is titled "Pachuco Portfolio" which…

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