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Victory Over University of Houston Chicano Mural

Rather than doing my own write up, I’d rather post the words of these two individuals.  They along with Mario Gonzales, one of the original artists of the mural, worked very hard to ensure that the mural was kept in tact.  I do have to give particular credit to Professor Cano for identifying the potential […]

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Librotraficante: Letter Of Solidarity With All Librotraficantes

To All Librotraficantes Everywhere: Even though I find myself unable to join you personally in your travels to bring banned knowledge to the people of Arizona, it is my hope that I might offer solidarity with your efforts by sharing my thoughts regarding the significance of your work. This country finds itself at a crossroad […]

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Mural Artist, Activists, Alumni, and Students Demonstrate

What: Press Conference by 1960’s Civil Rights Activists, Alumni, Original Artist and current U of H Students Purpose: To demonstrate against the planned move to an undisclosed location of a historic mural at U of H Date/Time: Friday, March 2, 2012 Time: 11:30 AM Location: In front of the University Center (student center) at Entrance […]

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Thoughts On Chicano Mural At U Houston

The mural at the University of Houston’s University Center is an icon. The mural showcases leaders of the Chicano Movement along with Uncle Sam in the middle as the embodiment of a calavera. Different historical images of Mexican history are painted throughout the mural. It is a political statement as much as anything else, but […]

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UH Mural Under Attack

Some students and staff at UH have provided alarming information that the Chicano mural at the UC, painted during the historic Chicano Rights Movement, might be removed due to proposed renovations at UC. Please sign this petition, which we plan to use in organizing to make sure that the mural stays up. Sign the petition […]

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Avatar – A Hollywood Film Comes Close To Portraying Colonialism

It’s almost impossible for me to view a film without analyzing its message and implications. This usually makes my family ecstatic It is especially difficult to hold back when the theme of the movie has to do with socio-political reality or history. I barely saw Avatar last night…spoiler alert. Avatar was well received in the […]

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Immigrant Nation Art Opening

Some photos and my talk at the Immigrant Nation Art Opening. In my address, I review some of the words of my great-great grandfather, argue that we are fighting the same fight as he was and advocate for a new revolutionary vocabulary.   Share and Enjoy:

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Liana Lopez Curates A Photo Exhibit Of Social Movements

I caught up with Liana Lopez of Nuestra Palabra, and got a chance to interview her about the photo exhibit which she curated, currently on display at Bohemeo’s Coffee Shop at 708 Telephone in the corazón  of Houston, Texas.  The exhibit shows photography of peoples’ movements from around the world.  In the interview, she describes some of the […]

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Los Arcos Hermanos Pena

I was first attracted to the discord in some of their riffs. That’s kinda their thing. Have loved them ever since. Share and Enjoy:

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Chiahui Nahui Festival Promotes Danza Azteca to East End Youth In Houston

I could not have been prouder of and happier for Xavier Herrera, Danza Azteca Teokalli and all who participated in today’s Chiaui Nahui festival at Ripley House in Houston’s east end.  A little conjunto music, some rock conciente, ballet folklorico and art all came together in a beautiful way.  Words, and maybe even my little […]

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