The JSLP website has undergone massive changes. We have been busy at the Project and our website reflects our activity. This past summer we held an event, Narrativas de Nuevo Mexico, and much of it is now on our site. Explore Narrativas to see our film detailing some of the achievements in the lives of [...]
Those of us here would like to call attention to the good work done by our colleagues in Chicana/Chicano studies. You can visit their website or their blog to find out what Chicana/Chicano studies is up to.
Narrativas de Nuevo Mexico is a wonderful exploration of the lives and times of five prominent New Mexican activists. This event was held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Wells Fargo Theatre at 1701 4th street sw Albquerque, NM from 2 to 4 pm on June 26th, 2011. The event was free and open to the public. [...]
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Posted on 22 April 2013
Posted by Los Angeles Times Sal Castro was a teacher at Lincoln High when he helped instigate ‘blowouts’ that became a seminal event in the Chicano movement. Teacher Sal Castro in front of Los Angeles City Hall in 2004. He was one of the leaders of the 1968 Latino student walkouts, a protest for better [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 08 April 2013
By: Patricio Gomez (Mexican American Political Association) The AP Stylebook finally declared that it will cease using the term “illegal immigrant.” It’s about time. According to their corporate spokespersons, “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 18 March 2013
Posted by NiLP by Amy Argetsinger Washington Post (March 12, 2013) Sonia Sotomayor had already teased out all the details of her pal Rita Moreno’s hot love affair with Marlon Brando (“we were obsessed with each other”), which naturally led into a conversation about their upbringings. The Supreme Court justice divulged that she had no [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 18 March 2013
Posted by NiLP by The Associated Press NPR (March 17, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) – Welcome to the new off-white America. A historic decline in the number of U.S. whites and the fast growth of Latinos are blurring traditional black-white color lines, testing the limits of civil rights laws and reshaping political alliances as “whiteness” begins [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 01 March 2013
New York Times By FERNANDA SANTOS Published: February 22, 2013 Correction Appended SANTA FE, N.M. – Chile peppers are to New Mexico what oranges are to Florida, apples are to Washington and peanuts are to Virginia: a defining source of chest-thumping pride. It is also the state’s official vegetable and the reason for such thing [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 18 January 2013
Census Bureau is thinking about making Hispanic a “race” category but will this muddle who considers themselves Latino? Posted by NiLP by Raul A. Reyes NBC Latino (January 7, 2013) Like a dinner host chatting up new guests at the table, the U.S. Census Bureau wants to know Hispanics better. The Bureau is considering changes [...] Continue Reading