A Compelling Dialogue on Charlie Minn’s New Film on the Walmart August 3rd Massacre: “915”

By Dr. Miguel Juárez Both Governor Greg Abbott and Filmmaker Charlie Minn seem to think that we will all be going back to our previous lives by October 2020.  In Minn’s case, he seems to think that we will be able to attend his week-long October 9th film screening on the Walmart shooting at Premiere… Read More A Compelling Dialogue on Charlie Minn’s New Film on the Walmart August 3rd Massacre: “915”

A Memory/In Memory: At the Sixth Biennial Urban History Association Conference at Columbia University Before Hurricane Sandy Hit the City

By Miguel Juárez In October 2012, I attended the Sixth Biennial Urban History Association Conference at Columbia University in New York City.  I was scheduled to return on a Sunday, October 28th at 5:50 p.m.  I wanted to get to the airport early, so I arrived at La Guardia at 3 p.m.  When I got… Read More A Memory/In Memory: At the Sixth Biennial Urban History Association Conference at Columbia University Before Hurricane Sandy Hit the City

“Payment Status Not Available” – When will I get my Stimulus check?

By Miguel Juárez On April 16th, after I checked the IRS website for the umpteenth time and got the same message “Payment Status Not Available,” I decided to create a Facebook group called “Payment Status Not Available.” The group responds to the shared misery of our federal government’s inability to issue stimulus checks in a… Read More “Payment Status Not Available” – When will I get my Stimulus check?

María Teresa Márquez and CHICLE: The First Chicana/o Electronic Mailing List

Reprinted. First published in Mujeres Talk, (2014), and in the Women in Library history blog (2019). By Miguel Juárez These days we take e-mail and electronic lists for granted, but imagine a world where there is no e-mail or exchange of information like we have now?  That was the world for Humanities Librarian María Teresa… Read More María Teresa Márquez and CHICLE: The First Chicana/o Electronic Mailing List

Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas’ historic reports on COVID-19 and maquiladora workers (videos in Spanish)

By Miguel Juárez Since early April Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas recorded videos social media and YouTube for on the ground reports of the situation of Mexican maquiladoras. Workers are forced to work by mostly American-owned companies in spite of the National Health Emergency decree which calls for suspension of work due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.… Read More Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas’ historic reports on COVID-19 and maquiladora workers (videos in Spanish)