Saturday, January 12, 2013

Death, guns. KUVO radio. Spanish at SciFi Con.

Death, Drugs and Gun Control: A Double Standard

Jimmy Franco Sr., moderator and writer of the blog site: A Latino Point of View in Today's World just posted a comprehensive article about recent school shootings in the U.S. But he goes beyond that:

"The death rate for children under the age of fifteen who are killed by guns is now twelve times higher than the combined total of the next fifteen developed countries.

"Presently, the percentage of young people in the U.S. under the age of 18 who are killed by firearms are disproportionately African-American who comprise close to 45% of the victims while Latino youth make up over 20% of those slain. 

"Over 500 violent killings occurred in Los Angeles County during 2012 and were comprised of primarily young Latinos who died by gunfire. Meanwhile in Chicago, 2012 witnessed an eruption of killings that has surpassed those of 2011 as over 500 young people have died in an epidemic of deadly shootings."

To read the entire article, go here. 
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Denver bilingual radio to merge with PBS

from Dr. Ramon Del Castillo, KUVO Board Member:
Per my announcement at the CLLARO Public Policy Summit on Saturday, January 5th, below is the information for the meeting.

Important KUVO Jazz 89.3 meeting to discuss
the future of the radio station

Radio KUVO will soon be merging with Rocky Mountain Public PBS. KUVO Board of Directors has requested that current Board members coordinate community dialogue with community stakeholders that include but is not limited to the following groups/individuals; 1) Latina/o community leaders and leaders in general; 2) KUVO members; 2) nonprofit organization leaders; 3) business leaders; 4) government leaders; 5) potential new members, etc.

The agenda for the meeting that will include Radio administration personnel and board members is to: a) share national state-of-the-art information with what is happening to media outlets, with specificity to radio stations; b) discuss the merger and subsequent legal challenges and issues; c) dialogue about strategies to maintain Latina/o identity within the new structure, following the merger; d) discuss culturally relevant programming efforts; e) share bi-organizational approaches to selecting new Board that will guide the process; and f) build/demonstrate support for the continued programming efforts of the radio station.
Place:  El Centro Su Teatro
7th & Santa Fe Drive, Denver
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6:00-8:00 p.m.
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Spanish track at World SciFi Convention

from the website: "The World Science Fiction Convention is one of the largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors, publishers, and fans of science fiction and fantasy.

"We are seizing the opportunity to add another language to the Worldcon program. At LoneStarCon 3 we want to explore the genre in Spanish-speaking cultures, both in translated and original works. We are committed to having some programming in Spanish as well.

"Also, expanding the usual diverse programming developed for every Worldcon, we will present a Poetry track, led by Juan Perez, the Poet Laureate of San Antonio."

The convention will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2013. Among others, storyteller Joe R. Lansdale will be a featured guest.

If you are active in the San Anto area and want to be involved in developing and participating in the Spanish track, start now.

Go here to receive mailing list info about the Spanish track.

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