Tuesday, August 13, 2019

#RepresentationMatters—Changing the Narrative about Mexicans and Latinx People-Nuestra Palabra, Houston, TX

Targets or Intellectuals?

      "Our Lives Depend on Art, History, and Culture."

            The terrorist attack in El Paso is a very direct attack on our community.
            I read the terrorist's manifesto. It regurgitates all the stereotypes being spread against us. And no matter what our community says or does-there are those who hate us for simply existing.
            The fact mainstream media does not have a long list of Latino intellectuals, scholars, leaders to call is also part of the problem. We are not thought of as thinkers, as people.
            That has to end. The work starts now.
            This Hispanic Heritage Month we have to demand that our Art, Culture, and History be extolled. Our story must be told. Our existence depends on it.

            * Every city and town must recognize our art and history. We are working on Texas. Send us news from other states. 

            * We will create report cards on how each Texas City and supports or thwarts our art, history and culture.

            * We will unite to raise funds and support El Paso.

            * We will create a list of experts in many areas for media to call on all year long on a wide array of topics.

            * There must be profound observations of Hispanic Heritage Month.

            * Mexican American Studies must be present in every school, especially community colleges and universities designated “Hispanic Serving Institutions” in Texas. They too must have Latinos, Latinx, Chicanos, and Chicanos in positions of leadership.

            * Every major Texas city should have a state-of-the-art facility for Latino Art and Culture, and support and sustain legacy Latino art groups, who can in turn support the rising and future Latinx art groups.

            This must be done all year long-from now on.

      Houston’s Town hall to Save Our Culture #Art4HHM will take place

      Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8 PM,

      at Talento Bilingue de Houston 333 S. Jensen, Houston, TX 77003

      Email to rsvp.

Next installment, next Tuesday at 2: July 23, 2019.

Community News: Lack of Support for Latino Art
The Latinx Art community hasn't been represented during the planning, negotiation,
or decisions for the administration of arts funds.

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