Arte Publico press recently sent me an E-newsletter that they just started. it has some news on Alicia Gaspar de Alba and her recent awards for her book Desert Blood. I'm not sure how you subscribe to this but here's the contact info:
Arte Público Press
I think they will be putting this out monthly.
PUBLISHERS IN THE MIDDLE OF CITY COUNCIL-SEGUNDO BARRIO BATTLE
Check out The Newspaper Tree for an interview with Bobby Byrd publisher of Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso. His daughter Suzie Byrd is on city council and a supporter of efforts to "redevelope" the El Paso's Downtown. Cinco Puntos Press published David Romo's book, Ringside Seat to RevolutionAn Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juarez: 1893-1923. Romo is on the opposite side of the "redevelopment" plans. It's an intersting read.
GROWING UP BEEF
An organization I was part of in Lawrence, Kansas, Apoyo Trabajador, hosted a panel for our Student-Labor Week back in the Spring. We hosted a panel with students who had grown up in beef-packing towns like Liberal, Dodge, Emporia, and Garden City, Kansas. I forgot the town in Colorado, but I think it's Fort Morgan. I facilitated the panal. Check it out on KC Currents.