Arts & Culture
Ruth Buendía Mestoquiari, a young indigenous woman from Peru, was awarded the 2014 Goldman Prize. Buendía shares details about her life as a young girl, the loss of her father, the encounters with the Shining Light guerrilla and having to live apart from her mother. She states how her past led her to become one [...]
In his book “The Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition,” scholar David Hayes-Bautista examines the history of today’s holiday celebration. He reveals that Cinco de Mayo, a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over French invaders in 1862, is not really a festivity born in Mexico, but a celebration created in California by Latinos and Mexican [...]
Arturo Sandoval began learning how to play the trumpet at age 12, in a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. Since then, Sandoval has become a living legend of jazz worldwide. He was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. Days later, Sandoval learned that [...]
An interview with the director of the film Rosario, a documentary about the life of Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, a social activist whose son disappeared at the hands of Mexico’s security forces in 1975 in Monterrey, her tireless search for her disappeared son and her struggle for human rights. Guest: Shula Erenberg, Director, Film Rosario, [...]
Immigrant Nation is a new interactive storytelling project that collects unique immigrant stories and shares them with the world. Beginning this week, the project will offer short documentary films, live events in diverse communities, and an online Interactive Story Hub that enables anyone to upload and share their personal tales. In addition, immigration attorney Rosalba [...]
A Dominican-American writer, Junot Díaz talks in this interview in Oakland, CA, about his most recent bestseller “This Is How You Lose Her,” a collection of stories about relationships gone sour. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” This is a program repeat. Guest: [...]
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More and more states are joining a movement passing laws to honor students’ bilingualism and biliteracy. In California, thousands of students have been awarded the State Seal of Biliteracy and now two school districts are being recognized for leading the way to ensure high school graduates are fluent in at least two languages. This program [...]
A biopic film that portrays the life and struggle of labor organizer César Chávez premieres this week in theaters around the nation. Titled César Chávez, the movie tells the story of the activist who battled for social justice in the fields through non-violent means, while striving to be a good husband and father. This repeat [...]
The movie “Cesar Chávez: An American Hero,” directed by Mexican filmmaker and actor Diego Luna, comes to the big screen this week. It seeks not only to place Chávez and his partner in struggle Dolores Huerta on the pedestal of heroes, but also remind the public that their battle for dignity is more relevant than ever before. José López Zamorano reports from the nation’s capital.
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