Floricanto Press Book takes place in EPT
This story is about young and pretty illegal alien women in
Much what has been written about
Latina Mistress, however, is about ordinary people, illegal aliens, their loves, hates, beliefs, and more importantly their circumstances. The events which take place in the novel intersect the Hispanic and Anglo worlds, with their own good and evil characters.
This novel follows the long tradition of historical fiction in the sense that all the anecdotes told here are actually true, although the names have been changed to protect the guilty. The author gathered these very human stories through years of observation as well as personal experience and much research.
The author and his wife, Helen, actually knew personally Berta, one of the tragic heroines of this novel. He also interviewed scores of males and females of both cultures attesting to the accuracy of the story.
What is a young and beautiful illegal alien to do to survive two alien worlds, the Hispanic and Anglo worlds, with their own good and evil characters? The answer is shivering in its clarity: whatever is required. This novel depicts the dramatic lives of two beautiful sisters, both illegal aliens, and how some people take advantage of their weakness and their sex.
In this sense this novel is a classic tale of what has always occurred with the disadvantaged all along; the powerful taking advantage of the weaker and more disadvantaged members of society.
Although the novel starts with the arrival of the two pretty young women in the
Some of these circumstances are simply traumatic, others are downright heart-breaking, and some others are happy events, which they must undergo before setting roots in this country.As in real life, not every immigrant coming to the
The reader weeps at times, is angry at times, rejoices at times, but at the close you will find a new meaning for what is meant for a Latina Mistress.
MultiRacial Justice’s Shades of Power
From Elizabeth (Betita)
For 5 years, the Institute for MultiRacial Justice in
With the goal of helping to build alliances between communities of color, every issue of SHADES OF POWER contained articles, poems, raps, photos, drawings, etc. about alliance-building.
It was a unique newsletter, used by teachers, youth activists, anti--racist organizations and others to advance discussion, debate, and new efforts related to alliance-building and combating the divisiveness that holds back social justice work so often today.
The collection will appeal to the eye as well as the mind, with a beautiful cover, an Introduction about how to use it, a Table of Contents, all the issues, and an Index.
You can order it from the Institute for $10.00 plus $2.00 for shipping. Call or email the Institute now: firstname.lastname@example.org or (415)701-9502 to order your copy.
Thank you, and venceremos!
Sabbaticals for Long-Time Activists of Color
Fellowship Award Raised to $25,000
Beginning in 2007, Alston/Bannerman Fellows will receive an award of $25,000 to support sabbaticals of three months or more.
Deadline for Applications is December 15
For the 2007 Fellowships, applications must be postmarked by
2006 Fellows: http://www.alstonbannerman.org/2006fellows.html
minimizing it in the post-Castro era.
Al Soto to give Tumblewords Workshop in EPT
Memorial Park Public Library 3200 Copper Avenue (915) 566-1034
All events are Saturday afternoons from to
Free, but donations accepted
Oct 28 Al Soto From the Visionary Poets to the Beats
Soto manages several Chicano/Latino/Mexicano cultural and political electronic bulletin boards. He recently was a panelist in the Epiphany Events Literary Festival, and presented several creative writing workshops in the Tumblewords Project. Soto’s work has been published in Chrysalis 2004, Muse II and Muse III, and others poems are forthcoming. Professionally he works as a business consultant and teaches entrepreneurship.
By avocation, he strives to facilitate the development of developing writers, artists, and film makers. As such, he is active in Tumblewords Project, Meta4, and various other literary groups, as well as slams and open mikes in the area. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Soto’s hobbies include flying light and ultralight airplanes, Aztlan history and myths from around the world, as well as rejuvenating at local area hot springs.
Joe Olvera and Onate’s Left Foot
Granados on Freddy Fender
I guess I missed this in the EP Times, but CLICA sent it over to us: Author Christine Granados, whose most recent book is titled "Brides and Sinners in El Chuco," sent her thoughts on the death of Freddy Fender: