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Posted inCulture

ESTHER FERNÁNDEZ, Artistic Director at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture

Cheech Marin is best known as the Latino half of the Cheech and Chong duo of the 1970s and 80s. Their comedy on stage and film ranks among the greatest in America, Latino-inspired or not. Marin is best known as a critically-acclaimed actor, comedian and  musician, but now the world will learn about his art collection, art advocacy and Chicano art fanaticism.

Posted inJustice

Police killings of Latinos are too often ignored

While many ethical and responsible officers exist, police violence cannot be attributed to the actions of a few rogue cops. The everlasting questioning of Latinx people’s belonging in the U.S., the unchallenged accounts of Latinx individuals’ criminality, and the veiled over-policing that occurs in segregated neighborhoods makes Latinx neighborhoods vulnerable to police violence.