By Dr. Sylvia Peregrino My wife and I were watching television on the morning of August 3rd. We were going to take her mom and my aunt to watch a Spanish movie downtown at the annual Plaza Classic Film Festival. It was a black and white Mexican movie about el Santo, a famous Mexican wrestler. … Read More Reflections on August 3rd: Blue Demon Comes to El Paso
By Claudia Florés I first found out in a text message from my brother on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 3:09 PM EDT – “The family has checked in. We’re all okay here. [Cousin and Aunt] were at Sam’s next door but they’re okay.” Despite being very close to my brother, he’s a man of… Read More An Open Wound in Plain Sight
“I think we wont ever forget what happened that day.” Alicia Villa turned seventy-five this January. She was at Walmart that day having her car serviced. Not only did she survive the shooting, but she helped another person exit the building.
“Cielo Vista Means Sky View,” is a song from the album released by GLOSSOLALIA & THE MIDNIGHT SAINTS. Members of the group include: Adri Love-vocalsCarlos Espinoza-bassRick Quintanar-drumsAdrian Esparza-guitarand David Dorado Romo- sax, spoken word
By Cynthia Renteria *Spanish version follows the English text. On August 3, 2019, our border community experienced a violent attack. An armed white supremacist drove from the suburbs of Dallas, Texas to El Paso, Texas and opened fire inside a Walmart, killing twenty-three people and wounding many others.We recognize that this attack is a part… Read More Frontera Firme: One year after the Walmart Shooting
Webcast: The Mass Shooting in El Paso and Controlling Gun Traffic to Mexico, Monday, August 312pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm EDT / 11am Pacific On the anniversary of a racist attack with assault rifles against Mexicans in a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, which cost the lives of 22 people and wounded… Read More Webcast: The Mass Shooting in El Paso and Controlling Gun Traffic to Mexico
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes continues their tradition of presenting the best of Los Angeles Latinx history, art and culture with En Casa con LA Plaza. Register on Zoom using the links below. Guests can also view live-streamed Sessions on their Facebook page. The series is sponsored by SoCalGas and California Humanities, https://lapca.org/en-casa-con-la-plaza-upcoming-zoom-sessions/
The debate over the atomic bombings—a controversy that forced the Smithsonian Institution to abandon its Enola Gay exhibit 25 years ago—continues unabated in America today as we approach the 75th anniversary of the incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Four historians, Gar Alperovitz, Martin Sherwin, Kai Bird, and Peter Kuznick, each of whom has written extensively on the… Read More What Every Global Citizen Needs to Know About the Decision to A-Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki