Our “Latino Voices: A History of Press, Radio and Cartoons” series continues with “A History of Latino Comics: ‘El Movimiento'”
Jaime Crespo of Tortilla will take us on a personal journey of his first discoveries of Latino themes in comics and how they affected him and his later work. From Car Magazines (Low Rider), to political tracts (Chicano Self-Publishing), the roots of Latino comics are explored in a personal way.
Discussion will be preceded by a screening of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History “Episode IV: The New Latinos”.
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
2 events coming up!
Latino Comics: The Underground May 12 • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Moderated by Ricardo Padilla and Jaime Crespo, this event will offer a sneak peek at the origins of the Underground Comix scene of the 1960s-70s, and how it stimulated the Latino Comics Movement.
Radio and Mobilization of Latinos – May 19 • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dr. Graciela Orozco will reference her 15 years of work with Radio Bilingüe and will highlight the youth-focused talk show “Alza Tu Voz/Speak Out,” which is created by youth who are part of the KHDC Salinas Youth Radio Training Program.
About Latino Voices:
Acción Latina and San Francisco Public Library were two of 203 organizations nationwide selected to receive a grant under the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History public programming initiative in 2015.
The initiative is produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association as part of The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square initiative. Our project is titled Latino Voices: A History of Latino Press, Radio and Comic Arts in the United Stat