In addition to meeting my role model, Dolores mentions the Underground Librarians in her keynote speech! What an honor!!!
Tremendous "THANKS" to all of the poets and performers at Xicana/o Pride Celebration at Cafe Mayapan!!!
Dra Alma Flor Ada's "Parent & Child Reading Circles" incorporates reading, movement, music and art. Facilitor, Beautiful Jean Camp-Guel
Our culture is still prohibited in Arizona!
Team up with us this Heritage Month and Banned Books Week to Break the Mexican American Studies Ban in Arizona.
Librotraficantes in every state will be dropping books banned in Arizona all over the country, in malls, barbershops, cafes, colleges.
We need your help!
Heritage Month is Sep 16-Oct 16 ~ Banned Books Week is Sep 22 – 28.
Tucson youth are suing the state of Arizona to overturn AZ HB2281. Everyone’s Freedom of Speech is at stake. The future of our Culture is on the line.
Become a Librotraficante!!!
Commit to dropping books and Post Photos of Drops & Founds on Facebook and Twitter at @Librotraficante. Events & Fundraisers
Set Up a Banned Book Exhibit and Reading
Invite your guests to send donations to:
Save Ethnic Studies
300 S. Convent Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
or go to SaveEthnicStudies.org
Chicano Park Tour with Hector Gonzalez (Lincoln Park Conservation Committee) and Gabriel Gaytan (Gaytan Art Works) ~
Special Thanks to our Post Office Lady, Brittany Hart!!! Tu Libro ships fundraiser Tshirts to North Hollywood! Orale Califas!!!
The Cesar Chavez Picnic at Chicano Park was Tu Libro's first "official" event! I have visited, dropped off books at various events and locations - to include iHop, after having the whole wheat short stack with fresh fruits, claro...
But, this event was special... Cesar Chavez stood up for nuestra cultura... One of my favorite quotes is by Cesar ~ "Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures." And that, mi gente is exactly the message, the point, the purpose of Tu Libro! The ability to give Chican@ Literature, nuestra historia, to the raza, the gente... A positive self identity through love, respect and education!!!
Thank you to all of my camaradas who helped me get to my first event and to all of the gente who came by the Tu Libro spot at the picnic for Tus Libros!!!
The Bookery is an amazing, local and independent book store in El Chuco. Miss Margaret specializes in Children's Books and does amazing Story Telling with Puppets - Available for workshops at her location and local schools. To read more about The Bookery, please read Sergio Troncoso's Chico Lingo BlogSpot: http://chicolingo.blogspot.com/2010/12/bookery-in-socorro.html
The Bookery is located at 10167 Socorro Road, 915-859-6132.