Monthly Archives: September 2011

Listening Today: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Listening Today: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya Ultima came to stay with us the summer I was almost seven. When she came the beauty of the llano unfolded before my eyes, and the gurgling waters of the river sang … Continue reading

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Ooh Child

My mom used to dedicate a song to each of us kids either when we were born or when we were growing up. I was about 5 years old when I first remember her singing “our” song to me. It … Continue reading

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reflections from a stranger’s eyes

I. somehow her breath without surrendering the silent withering of her dark sadness whispered goodbye II. this hidden sadness is the imaginary conversation through which she hides a meaningless existence in these imperfect silent walls III. the pretending dark twist … Continue reading

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Victor Villaseñor in Fullerton (Sept. 18)

Do not miss the first Distinguished Lecture at the Fullerton Public Library on Sunday September 18 at 2 PM.  Victor Villasenor is  an outstanding Chicano author whose books are used in classrooms throughout the country.  The event  and parking are … Continue reading

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ASCO

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 is the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco. Asco (1972–1987) began as a tight-knit core group of artists from East Los Angeles … Continue reading

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L.A. Xicano

L.A. Xicano L.A. Xicano Curators: Chon Noriega (CSRC), Terezita Romo, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas Commissioned Artists: Sandra de la Loza, Arturo E. Romo-Santillano, Ana Serrano, Reyes Rodriguez, Kathy Gallegos Advisory Group: Karen Mary Davalos, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Margarita Nieto, Reina Alejandra … Continue reading

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NACCS 40th Anniversary (Chicago 2012)

 NACCS XXXVIIII NACCS@40 Celebrating Scholarship and Activism Palmer House Hilton Chicago, Illinois March 14-17, 2012 Submit your proposal today. Many important events happened in 1972: the beginning of the Farah Strike, the release of Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless me Ultima, and … Continue reading

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¡Chicana Power! Book Signing & Reception (Sept. 22)

The Historical Society of Long Beach and the Southwest Oral History Association invite you to a presentation, book signing and reception for ¡Chicana Power!: Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement with author Maylei Blackwell and Hijas de Cuauhtémoc … Continue reading

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Decade of Betrayal: Strangers in Our Own Home

In Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s by Francisco E. Balderrama and Raymond Rodríguez explore the most “significant series of events ever to befall a group of immigrants and their children” (3).  Decade of Betrayal is the first … Continue reading

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Espuma Negra (Una Canción Para Nadie…)

espuma negra flota sobre ti es la venganza que te hace sufrir nada es cierto todo es mentira el beso es fatal, es cansancio estabas cansada, cansada de mi encuentro de tristezas, te hizo llorar nada es posible cuando quieres … Continue reading

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Déjame Caer

tu eres yo yo soy nadie entre nosotros solamente un anhelo atrapada en nuestro miedo en la oscuridad te encontré estabas dormida sobre recuerdos de terciopelo recuerdos de un momento eterno détras de tus ojos lagrimas olvidadas mojaban la noche … Continue reading

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Waiting…

Waiting… Higher education…y tu educación? But where did you come from? Do you remember? Your yoga mat status says “Uhhh, NO!!!” The overpriced hybrid tells me, you forgot… With a judgmental spew coming from pursed labios… It tells me that … Continue reading

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Vicki Ruiz: Chicana/o Scholar

Biography Vicki Ruiz’s passion for women’s histories and oral narratives started in her home as her mother and grandmother narrated stories.  As a result, Ruiz was motivated to search such histories in her local library. From reading and listening to … Continue reading

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Anything But Mexican: Creating Our Space

Anything But Mexican by Rodolfo Acuña emerges as a political work that frames a Chicana/o narrative space and historical memory to counter the New Right’s radical ideological assault on non-European ethnic communities, especially in Los Angeles.  By focusing on the … Continue reading

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La Plaza: The Struggle Over Historical Memory

William David Estrada in The Los Angeles Plaza: Sacred and Contested Space argues that the historical origins and evolutionary polarities of the City are rooted in the formation of its iconic central Plaza, which serves as an expression of the … Continue reading

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the wait

I waited you never did arrive alone with your absence we speak tired words of remorse contradictions & predictions abandoned thoughts wandering lost never to be found a faint touch fades away subtle hopes beneath shadows of blame glimmering eyes … Continue reading

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scenes from an empty room

scent of death permeates an empty room glow of fear or remorse or shame illuminate transparent walls of guilt underneath a shadow of blame lies a somber of image of deceit false hopes invade the terrain of despair a black … Continue reading

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ripple in your memory

I am the poet of paradox seeking sanctuary within the labyrinth of obscurity I am the snapshot of your dreams your secret smile waiting to be discovered I am the adverb of your love the interruption of your life I … Continue reading

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Fragmented Snapshot

yesterday, the moon and the sun exploded into fragments yesterday, an orange blossom was deserted on a midnight star across a strawberry field yesterday, a castaway was lost in an azure sea, lost like you and me in the midst … Continue reading

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Revelations

The fire in your eyes burns my soul every waking moment that i wander through an apocalyptic paradise of lovers, and fools – by David Cid

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