"Chicano writers from El Paso are the most progressive, open-minded, far-reaching, and inclusive writers of them all."

Octavio Romano

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Events Today: Restore Cesar Chavez Holiday Rally and Ramon Arroyos reading

Restore César Chávez Day at UTEP

Where: Leech Grove in the UTEP campus
Time: 10:30AM Thursday, January 27th
Earlier this year a committee of the UT El Paso removed the Cesar Chavez Holiday from the UTEP Academic Calender.

Ramon Arroyos Reading Today

Writer Ramon Arroyos is guest speaker for the annual meeting of the Friends of the El Paso Public Library Membership Meeting. El Paso Public Library's Main Branch auditorium, 501 N. Oregon. Free.

Sangre de Indio (Floricanto Press) is written by El Paso Writer Ramon Ixtlixolotl Arroyos. Sangre de Indio: a Chicano Odyssey towards Mexica Spirituality details Arroyos personal account of growing up in the El Paso Lower Valley and his involvement in the Chicano Movement and his discovery and exploration of his native heritage. Sangre de Indio is currently being edited for publication.

He will read from his forthcoming book at the Friends of the El Paso Public Library Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 27th from 7-9 PM at the El Paso Public Library (Main) in Downtown El Paso.

Ramon Arroyos is an official/minister of the Native American Church Teokalli Ketzalkoatl and retired director/coordinator of various nonprofit community organizations. He was the coordinator of the Semillas Youth Project, the Director of Teen Pregnancy and HIV Prevention programs. He was involved in the Chicano Movement, produced various TV and Radio Programs and was an editor of El Mestizo Chicano Newspaper.

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