Preserving the Latino veteran experience

Preserving the Latino veteran experience

By Kaylah Jackson – ConnectingVets.com – Photo courtesy of VOCES Oral History Project. When Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez was looking for books about the Mexican-American experience during World War II, she couldn’t find anything. But it’s not because there...
5 Latino authors you should be reading now

5 Latino authors you should be reading now

By Laura Lomas | Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University Newark – TheConversation.com – Photo: Alvy Libros/flickr, CC BY-SA Photo: Many authors born in Latin America have produced some of their finest work while living in the United States. As...
Review of Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots

Review of Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots

By Lettycia Terrones – HBook.com – Photo Not Credited. In 1942 Los Angeles, after working all day at the canneries, teen sisters Lorena and Marisela can’t wait to put on their sharpest swing skirts and high heels for a night of jazz dancing with...
Chican@s Studies At UNM: A Historical Debt

Chican@s Studies At UNM: A Historical Debt

By Cristina Baccin – kunm.org – Poster: 2008, Dallas Latino Cultural Center. Image: Danza de la Tierra by Judy Baca Mon. 4/2, 7p: Today, on Espejos de Aztlán we´ll talk about a long standing need at the University of New Mexico: a deeper investment and...