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, […]Read More #MexSymp @UCC
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 […]Read More Talking The Tortilla Curtain
When the United States entered the war in 1941, Latinos were among the many American citizens who joined the ranks of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps as volunteers or through the draft. At the time, Latinos were generally included in the white population census count. For this reason, it is uncertain how many Latinos […]Read More Remembering Latinos Who Served in WWII and in the UK
In about two weeks time SALSA Collective Co-Jefas Becky and Eilidh will be making a trip across the pond to present their papers on Latinidad at Temple University’s Annual James A. Barnes History Postgraduate Conference in Philadelphia. Eilidh’s paper is entitled: “Tantamount to Treason”: Chicana protest murals ‘¡Chicano Primero!’, the slogan of the Chicano Movement […]Read More The SALSA Collective is Hitting Philadelphia for Temple University’s Annual James A Barnes Postgraduate Conference
Ayer The SALSA Collective got a shout out on KPFT’s Nuestra Palabra show. Check it out at http://archive.kpft.org/ Spread the word! Somos unidos. “We are more than consumers, we are intellectuals.” Find out more at Save Ethnic Studies, Librotraficante, MAS Texas La Eilidh studies #BannedBooks!Read More SALSA Collective ¡¡shout out!!
Students have long played a prominent role in social and political activism. On the afternoon of February 1, 1960, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a black college in Greensboro, North Carolina, entered the local Woolworth’s department store where they were refused service at the lunch counter, an area reserved for […]Read More ¡Chicano Primero! Student activism and the Chicano/a Movement
This Friday the SALSA Collective travelled to London for the Femininities and Masculinities in the Americas symposium at the British Library. This was an opportunity to hear and share people’s work who are all interested in questions of gender across the Americas. We discussed work on masculinity in the mining community, urban identities, gender performance, […]Read More Hashtagging #identity