Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Laureate Doesn't Get His Gun. Mailbag News 'n Notes.

Latinopia Shares Living Room Floricanto Reading
Michael Sedano

Casa Sedano in Pasadena, California welcomes special guests from time to time to enjoy an afternoon of fun, food, friendship, and a featured artist or more. January 2019 kicked off this year's front room floricantos with visiting poet Edward Vidaurre.

Latinopia, the internet's definitive archive of Chicano history and cultura, documented the reading and this week--Latinopia publishes new features every Sunday--features "Reasons I Don't Own a Gun," the capstone selection of the front room floricanto.

See La Bloga's recent column for ideas on hosting your own Living Room Floricanto. (LINK)

Hearing a poet read his own work is a pleasure when the reading comes with such skill. You can order I Took My Barrio On A Road Tour (LINK) and enhance your enjoyment of this poem by reading along with the poet.

Los Angeles
UNAM Professor Gives Talk

Regulation of the use of cannabis is an engaging on-going debate in Mexico.
Having a prohibitionist paradigm from a long time, a set of Supreme Court rulings
has opened the door to a liberal view, based on the ‘autonomous development
of one’s personality’ principle.

UNAM Los Angeles invites you to Professor Alberto Abad Suarez´s presentation
of his analysis on the consequences of the strong criminalization policies against
marijuana’s users during last two decades, the scope and limitations of the SC
decisions, and that state of play and expectations at the dawn of the new federal

See you on Thursday, January 31st at 10 a.m. (LINK here).

Write Like A New Mexico Poet
Or whatever your preference and muse. Leader Valerie Martinez offers the class at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. LINK

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