I have broken my promise to be a contributor to this site and write essays on issues of importance to our community, our state, and our country. Mea Culpa – my bad. As I get closer in my quest to shed most of my community activities and get closer to full retirement, I now find… Read More Where is my country? I cannot find it!
View this email in your browser The U.S. Latinx Art Forum announces CHISPA: Mini Virtual Studio Visits with Latinx Artists June 29, 2021 The U.S. Latinx Art Forum (USLAF) announces the second of three programs under the umbrella of the Ford Foundation-funded Mazorca Initiative, which provides support to artists impacted by both the Covid-19 pandemic… Read More The U.S. Latinx Art Forum announces CHISPA: Mini Virtual Studio Visits with Latinx Artists June 29, 2021
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued the following statement after Texas Governor Greg Abbott warned late Monday in a televised interview that Democratic legislators who left the state “will be arrested” when they return. Sixty-seven lawmakers broke quorum during the Texas special session called by Governor Abbott. They oppose plans by the… Read More LULAC Warns Texas Governor Will Face Battles Ahead In Voter Fight Nation’s Largest and Oldest Latino Civil Rights Organization Fires Back at Threats that Opposition Lawmakers Will Be Arrested Washington, DC
By Sergio Troncoso We at the Texas Institute of Letters—the Officers, Council Members, and ex-Presidents—stand with TIL Member Bryan Burrough, and co-authors Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford, of Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth, who decry the cancellation of their book event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in… Read More Texas Shouldn’t Cancel Debate About Its History
Celia Álvarez Muñoz received her MFA from the North Texas State University (University of North Texas) in Denton, Texas. Adriana Corral received her BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2008 and an MFA at UT Austin in 2013. Vick Quezada holds a BA from the University of Texas at El Paso… Read More ANNOUNCING THE LATINX ARTIST FELLOWSHIP! THREE EL PASOANS MAKE THE CUT!
By Miguel Juarez At the El Paso City Council meeting on June 22, 2021 Mayor Oscar Leeser asked city staff to come up with a plan on the reopening of the senior centers. Instead of coming up with a plan, two city representatives submitted an Opinion Editorial which was published in the El Paso Times… Read More Do We Need a “Senior Lives Matter Movement” for the the Full Reopening of El Paso’s Senior Citizen Centers?
By Miguel Juárez At the El Paso City Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, twelve people signed up to speak for the Call to the Public and nine of those speakers were senior citizens who asked the Council to reopen their Senior Centers for more than once a week and more than three hours… Read More El Paso Seniors Citizens ask for Reopening of Their Senior Centers at City Council Meeting, Mayor Oscar Leeser asks Staff for a Game Plan
By Miguel Juárez Continuing with our series and in celebration of Pride Month we are focusing on LGBTQ Artists and their Allies. Due to the pandemic, working-class creatives work was also affected, today we are focusing on the art La Mueka and we asked her the questions as we did for two previous artists we… Read More EndoMuekaNisms means “Indoor Mechanisms,” Artist La Mueka
By Maria R. Perez, MSSW Genealogy is an ancient study of family descent and history. With the advent of technology and science, research within genealogy has become both a complex, yet simple process that depends on archived and historical records, including genetic analysis to demonstrate kinship. Other useful resources include family stories and photographs, as… Read More Yearning for Familia with Layers of Uncertainties