READ THE TERRIBLE TWELVES VIA TAPASTIC!

READ THE TERRIBLE TWELVES VIA TAPASTIC!
A YA fantasy by Emily Devenport and Ernest Hogan

Saturday, March 31, 2012

BEYOND CÉSAR CHÁVEZ DAY


March 31st is César Chávez Day. Another Hispanic holiday, and people don't know what to do. After all, there's already Cinco de Mayo when Amercianos drink margaritas and eat nachos. I think a basic difference is that El Cinco is about Mexico, while C.C. Day is Chicano.


So, what do we do besides another variation on drunken-mariachi-karaoke-'till-you-puke?


Maybe we should celebrate Chicano culture.


A good place to do that is Latinopia.com. It's fast becoming the online place to learn about Latino culture -- and that includes Chicano culture.


You can find out about that mysterious word, Aztlán:


LATINOPIA ART "WHY AZTLÁN?" from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.


Learn about the origins of Chicano Art:


LATINOPIA ART "WHAT IS CHICANO ART?" from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.


And see some excellent examples:


LATINOPIA ART GILBERT 'MAGU' LUJAN from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.


Hear and learn about the music of Aztlán:


LATINOPIA MUSIC FLACO JIMENEZ STYLINGS from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.


And of course, there's the mouth-watering food:


LATINOPIA FOOD COCINA HERNÁNDEZ SPANISH RICE from Latinopia.com on Vimeo.


I think we have the makings of some great celebrations and good times here, amigos!

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