Category Archives: Migrant

Neither Grapes nor Lettuce: A Cesar Chavez Day Symposium

                                  “The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” -Cesar Chavez In honor of Cesar Chavez Day and National … Continue reading

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Raíces (A Chicanx Brown Bag Series) at the University of Arizona (3/8/17)

Posted in Arizona, Aztlan, Chicana Feminism, Chicana/o, Chicana/o Activism, Chicana/o Art, Chicana/o Community, Chicana/o History, Chicana/o Identity, Chicana/o Ideology, Chicana/o Power, Chicana/o Studies, Chicana/o Youth, Chicano Movement, Community, Cultura, Education, Gender, History, Indigenous, Knowledge, Labor, Land, Language, Law, Memory, Mexican, Migrant, Movimiento, MuXer, Nepantla, Palabra, Politics, Race, Resistance, Rhetoric, Self-Determination, Sin Fronteras, Social justice, Solidarity, Spirituality, Student Empowerment, Tucson, Unity, University of Arizona, Xicana, Xicano | Leave a comment

Tear Down the Walls Mexico Delegation (3/10/17)

While Trump demands Mexico build us a border wall, the US is Building Prison Walls in Mexico—What’s going on? The United States is building walls and militarizing both the US-Mexico border and Mexico’s southern border. The US is also building … Continue reading

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The Great American Game

Every four years, we have presidential elections. I have had friends who have not talked to each other because one supported Robert Kennedy and the other Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 Primary Election. With age I have concluded that it … Continue reading

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Crocodile Tears by Eric J. García (El Machete Illustrated)

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Illegal Pete’s and The Smug Face of Tone Deafness

My friend, David, asked me to write about Illegal Pete’s, a restaurant chain from Colorado with an offensive name. My first reaction was: ugh. Not because I didn’t want to write it but because it deals with the theme of … Continue reading

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The Lonely Book Review

Not too many people pay attention to book reviews these days. This is lamentable since at one time they were the cornerstone of an academic career. It exposed you to scholars in the field, and just reading kept you current … Continue reading

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23rd Annual MEChA Nationals at the University of Arizona – Call for Proposals

Posted in Arizona, Aztlan, Chicana Feminism, Chicana/o, Chicana/o Activism, Chicana/o Community, Chicana/o Healing, Chicana/o History, Chicana/o Identity, Chicana/o Ideology, Chicana/o Politics, Chicana/o Power, Chicana/o Studies, Chicana/o Underground, Chicana/o Youth, Chicano Movement, Community, Cultura, Decolonization, Education, Gentrification, Globalization, History, Indigenous, Knowledge, Labor, Land, Language, Law, Maize, Maya, MEChA, Media, Memory, Mexica, Mexican, Migrant, Movimiento, MuXer, Nahuatl, Nepantla, Palabra, Politics, Resistance, Sin Fronteras, Social justice, Solidarity, Spirituality, Student Empowerment, Transnational, Tucson, Unity, University of Arizona, Xicana, Xicano | Leave a comment

A Closer Look Book Club: Bless Me, Ultima at the University of Arizona Poetry Center (10/14/15)

A Closer Look Book Club meets for an hour-long conversation about Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. This book won the Premio Quinto Sol in 1972 and was made into a film in 2013. The story focuses on a young … Continue reading

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On The Bacon Trail: Exposing Historical Myopia (Part One of Two)

Historical myopia causes nearsightedness, distorting one’s view of current and past events. It interferes in distinguishing details. Consequently, we don’t pay much attention to how and why the present has come about. In general American culture discourages complex thinking. Almost … Continue reading

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