Día de los Muertos

Festivals, fiestas y celebraciones with a distinctly Latina/o feel are becoming more and more obvious in the United States as a large part of the population celebrate their heritage. One such fiesta has been happening this weekend – Día de los Muertos. Taking place over the weekend of 1st/2nd November, the Day of the Dead is […]

The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion

“The rebozo reflects the intersection of native culture, the colonial era, and contemporary and political life in Mexico.” –FTM  ‘Made in Mexico’ Exhibit Last week, the SALSA crew headed to London to check out the #MadeInMexico exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. The exhibition revolves around the rebozo, a type of Mexican shawl, and its […]

#MexSymp @UCC

This week I was delighted to travel back to Cork to take part in the Mexican and Mexican American Studies symposium at UCC. I lived in Cork a few years ago and it was wonderful walking the streets again, letting my feet guide me where they remembered. The voices, the laughter, the sunshine, the rain, […]

Talking The Tortilla Curtain

  The Tortilla Curtain is a novel by American author, T.C. Boyle, which addresses middle-class values, illegal immigration, xenophobia, poverty, the American Dream and entitlement. This month The Tortilla Curtain was the selected title for a Norwich book club. Taking place in our own backyard, the SALSA Collective decided to join the group in reading […]