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The House on Mango Street Goes to Trial: #MayaVsAZ

Tony_Diaz | Posted 01.07.2015 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Mayra Arce even resembles Esperanza, the protagonist in The House on Mango Street, one of the 80-plus books that were part of the Tucson Unified School District's K-12 Mexican-American studies curriculum before the program was dismantled under Arizona House Bill 2281. But Maya isn't the main character of a book. She's the main plaintiff in the lawsuit against Arizona.

Guatemala to Arizona: Tracing the Paths of Mayan History

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 08.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

At the root of the recent high-profile Guatemalan genocide trial and Arizona's federally protected ban on ethnic studies are stories of Mayan resilience in the face of ongoing destruction from all sides.

The Librotraficante Behind the Movement to Smuggle "Wetbooks" Back Into Arizona

Paula Beltrán | Posted 04.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Paula Beltrán

Diaz is behind theLibrotraficante movement, arguably the most creative of responses to the Tucson's School District's controversial decision.

Books Allegedly Banned From High School Being Smuggled Back To Arizona

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 02.02.2012 | Latino Voices

A caravan of cars, full of activists and writers will be heading soon from Houston, Texas, to Tucson, Arizona. It's cargo: books that were alleged...

Weekly Diaspora: AZ Lawmakers Try to Ban Undocumented Children from Public School

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are considering two bills that would block undocumented immigrants' access to edu...

Weekly Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...