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Oct 2011

Weekend Roundup!

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Okay, so I disappeared for a while. I’ve been busy wrapping up Hispanic Heritage Month, this week at two elementary schools. This climate in Alabama dictates that we do our part in celebrating our heritage, highlighting our contributions to our communities, and helping our Hispanic students to feel included. I was at two elementary schools on Thursday, and one video showed me reading a bilingual book (of course!) to a crowd of 480 students (I can’t find the video now, thank God.) But here is a video of those bright and shiny faces at one of the schools, which accompanies the local news story on the event. (By the way, this is the school’s FIRST Hispanic Heritage Month celebration even though they have the highest population of Hispanic students in the city. Ay ay ay.)

National Hispanic Month 10.13.11HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Students at McDonnell Elementary School enjoy making flags, dancing and hitting a pinata during celebrations at the school Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (The Huntsville Times / Eric Schultz)

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So here’s the weekend roundup:

Nuestra Palabra Texas-wide book tour :: via The Venture – Can I use this as an excuse to go home?

Review of Moraga’s A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000 – 2010 :: via The Feminist Texican – I just discovered this blog and am excited to read more! I’ve read essays by Moraga but haven’t read a full book. I’ll add it to my long list of must-reads.

Tomorrow is National Latino Aids Awareness Day in Michigan :: via Boyne City Gazette – Never heard of this one, but hey, it’s a great issue to address! I think this is a Michigan-only thing.

Watch Lost in Detention on Oct. 18 :: via – Watch the organization’s interview with Maria Hinojosa on her documentary on the Secure Communities immigration detention program.

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