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Latino Studies

Free Resources to Teach Students About Cesar Chavez Day in March

Mia Toschi | Posted 05.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Mia Toschi

Although there are countless parks, streets, libraries, schools and other public places named in his honor across the nation, many students know little about Cesar Chavez. On his March 31 birthday, a number of states will observe Cesar Chavez Day as a tribute to his commitment to social justice.

UT Austin Finally Launches Mexican American Studies Department

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.10.2014 | Latino Voices

The University of Texas at Austin announced Wednesday the launch of a Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, delivering on longstanding ...

The Gloria Anzaldua Under Ground Library

Tony_Diaz | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices

If there is anything we learn as writers and activists from Mexican American literary icon Gloria Anzaldúa's ground breaking book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, it is to get mad at injustices and do something about it.

Film Briefs for Latino Studies

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

At lectures, I'm often asked by teachers to recommend course materials in Latino Studies. One strategy that worked for me was to use films. Here are ten titles that worked for me.

The Doublespeak of "Freedom"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I am, quite frankly, concerned by Romney and other advocates of neoliberalist principles because they are based on individualistic, self-centered "freedoms," while opposing general responsibility for others and for a collective cooperative society.

Does Tucson Need Three Poet Laureates to Bring It Back from the Brink of Censorship?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Jeff Biggers

Facing an unprecedented wave of censorship, Tucson has unabashedly staked out its claim as ground zero in the defense of poetry and literary arts.

Arizona's Cultural Genocide & Social Production of "Knowledge"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout the history of the U.S., in their role as social institutions, schools have reproduced the cultural norms, often with the attendant range of social inequities and dominant group privileges found within the larger society.