AUSTIN: Events @ Resistencia – The Bracero Story: Stolen Wages and the Struggle of Mexican Guest Workers

 Resistenica Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon Arts
October 2010 Calendar of Events


7pm – 9pm Thursday Oct. 7, 2010
Son en Movimiento: Talleres de Arte Comunitario de Son Jarocho
Workshops & Platicas on:
Verso y Poesia
Art as Resistance
$3 – $10 sliding scale donation/ children welcome!
The series begins Oct. 7 & will take place twice a month on Thursdays.

7pm Friday Oct. 8, 2010
The Mexico-US Solidarity Network presents:
The Bracero Story: Stolen Wages and the Struggle of Mexican Guest Workers
with guest speakers Norberto Flores of the National Assembly of Braceros & Stuart Schussler of the Mexico Solidarity Network.
Come hear them speak about this landmark labor agreement and how Braceros and their families are currently organizing to raise awareness of their contributions to the war effort and demand the restitution of wages unlawfully stolen from them by the Mexican and US governments.

4pm – 5:30pm Thursday Oct. 14, 2010
Red Salmon Arts, Aztlan Libre Press, & MEChA (UT Austin) present
a reading, plática, and book signing with renowned veterano Chicano poet alurista, author of Tunaluna. 
This is alurista’s first publication in ten years.  *(Time to be announced)*
alurista is one of the seminal and most influential voices in the history of Chicano Literature. A pioneering poet of the Chicano Movement in the late 60s and 70s, he broke down barriers in the publishing world with his use of bilingual and multilingual writings in Spanish, English, Nahuatl and Maya. A scholar, activist, editor, organizer and philosopher, he holds a Ph.D in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the UC San Diego and is the author of ten books including Floricanto en Aztlán (1971), Timespace Huracán (1976), Spik in Glyph? (1981) & Z Eros (1995).   Author of “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán,” he is a key figure in the reclaiming of the MeXicano cultural identity, history and heritage through his integration of American Indian language, symbols and spirituality in his writings.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Mexican-American Studies at UT Austin (CMAS) & Austin Community College (ACC).

7pm Sunday Oct. 17, 2010
Somos Fuerza: Un “Conjuntazzo” para las mujeres y jovenes
featuring Grammy-winning duo Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox
with special guests Tradizion and Chicano poetry by award winning writer Jorge Antonio Renaud.
A fundraiser for Save Our Youth (SOY) & the Ex-Pinta Support Alliance (ESA), projects of Red Salmon Arts. 
Join us as we continue to honor the prison abolition work of our elder, raulrsalinas,
working with young people and women inside/outside the jail machine.
$10 tickets/ $12 suggested donation at the door
@ Jovita’s Restaurant & Live Music Venue, 1619 South First St., Austin, Tejas

New & Recent Titles
Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, and the Austin Project edited by Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, & Sharon Bridgforth {UT Press}
sweet tea: Black Gay Men of the South: an oral history by E. Patrick Johnson {Univ. of North Carolina Press}
Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez by Charles Bowden w/drawings by Alice Leora Briggs {UT Press}
Malinche’s Daughter by Michelle Otero {Momotombo Press}
The Woman in The Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, & the Cultural Politics of Memory by Catherine S. Ramirez {Duke Univ. Press}
State of Exile by Cristina Peri Rossi (translated by Marilyn Buck) {City Lights Books}
Enemies of the State: an interview with anti-imperialist poltical prisoners {Arm the Spirit}
Borderlands/ La Frontera: The New Mesitza by Gloria Anzaldua {3rd edition, Aunt Lute Books}
Forgetting the Alamo Or Blood Memory: A Novel by Emma Perez {UT Press}
Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, & the Filipino Condition by Dylan Rodriguez {Univ. of Minnesota Press}
Take Back the Land: Land, Gentrification, & The Umoja Village Shantytown by Max Rameau {Nia Press}
Liberation, Imagination, & the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Panthers & their Legacy edited by Kathleen Cleaver & George Katsiaficas
Blood Lines: Myth, Indigenism, & Chicana/o Literature by Sheila Marie Contreras {UT Press}
does you mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories edited by Lisa C. Moore {2nd Edition, Red Bone Press}
she danced by 3 Jazz Collective (CD)
Speak the Truth (hip hop CD) by Riders Against the Storm
Resistencia Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon Arts
1801-A South First St., Austin, Tejas  512-416-8885


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