Edition: February 2021

News

Sweeping Reforms offered in the Biden U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

President Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., in the House of Representatives and by Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., in the Senate offers the most comprehensive immigration package since the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration bill in 1983.  Many of the provisions of Simpson Mazzoli would be incorporated into the 1986 reforms.  

Opinion & Commentary
History

By: Dr. Blandina Cardenas

First published in 2004, Chapter 17, Scholars in the Field The Challenges of Migrant Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

More than thirty years ago, in the “Theory of Incompatibilities,” José Cardenas and I described the persistent failure of schools to educate migrant students. Today, the children who harvest the food we eat still experience a harsh life, and schools continue to ignore the importance of migrant children’s experiences.

By:  Chuy Ramirez

Chuy Ramirez sits down to talk with Dr Blandina Cardenas.

Art & Culture
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Test your knowledge of art and culture.

Literature

When the Virus Came Calling: COVID-19 Strikes America has earned three honors: Finalist in the “2020 Best Books Award/Anthology, Nonfiction”; and a “2020 Book of the Year, National Latino Book Club. When the coronavirus struck America, a group of 46 distinguished authors from across America got to work immediately to write poems, personal essays, and short fiction to document how swiftly our lives, our nation, our futures changed within months. By fall of 2020, their combined writings were published as one of the first books to document our historic pandemic’s first seven months.

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Featured Interview

Dr. Blandina Cardenas
This month's Legacy Interview is Dr. Blandina Cardenas. Listen to her tell the story of her life in her own words.

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Updates

By: Chuy Ramirez

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Viva Chihuahua! Sustainability in a Desert Landscape

4:00 p.m., MST June 19, Broadcast from the Art and Ecology Laboratory, La Union

The Chihuahuan Desert straddles the border to cover more than 200,000 square miles of terrain across 8 states and is considered to be the most biologically diverse desert in the world as measured by the variety of species and endemic plants. Its relevance and impact to the culture and traditions of its human inhabitants is intertwined with their survival in this distinct landscape. Our program guests include sustainability activist, Kevin Bixby of the Southwest Environmental Center; landscape architect, David Christiani; historian, Anthony Mora, Ph.D. and artists Antonio Castro and Romy Hawkins.

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