Tina Alvarado SPA 222-A5 3/13/17 WAC 3: Bartolome de las Casas Bartolome de las Casas was a well-known missionary, theologian, historian, and bishop of Chiapas in Guatemala. In the year 1502, he set out on a voyage towards the Western Hemisphere to help manage Columbus father’s land. During the domination of Cuba, he worked as a chaplain to the invaders that were taken. Las Casas fought against slavery under the food-for-work economic system. Around 1552 he published a book, Brief Relation of the Destruction of the Indies in Seville.
I agree with Drake ’s quote, specifically the notion of how Nostalgia de la Luz is counter- atomist due to how it brings together the worlds of science and human affairs. The film’s director and narrator, Patricio Guzman, does a fantastic job showing the connection between astronomy and the women searching the Atacama desert for their loved ones who unfortunately were murdered during Pinochet’s brutal reign as dictator. Previously to watching the documentary, I was an avid and amateur fan of astronomy, frequently going to parks to catch a better glimpse of the skies and being an avid participant in my school’s Astronomy and Rocket Science Club. However, I was never aware of the notion that every time we look at the sky, and literally the “past”,
Patrick Martin Music 3585 Latin American Research Paper The Life of Carlos Chavez Although there is a plethora of interesting Latin American composers and classical musicians, Carlos Chavez seems to stand out the most. Chavez was a revered influence in the world of music and dabbled in many different aspects of the culture. Besides his uncanny musical ability, Carlos is an overall interesting person because he was a master of so many trades. He was a notorious composer, conductor, journalist, educator and even founded the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra in 1928. He was heavily influenced by the native sounds and indigenous music of Mexico, composed seven symphonies, and has created a lasting impression on the cultural face of Latin American music.
Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra, better known as Jenni Rivera was born in Long Beach, California on July 2, 1969. Jenni Rivera is daughter of, singer and composer, Pedro Rivera and Rosa Saavedra, and sister of Lupillo Rivera, Juan Rivera, Gustavo Rivera and Rosie Rivera. Jenni is better known as a Mexican-American singer. Jenni Rivera’s teen years weren’t easy. She got pregnant at the age of 15 by Trino Marin, her parents kicked her out of their house and then she dropped out of school to take care of her baby and to marry Trino in 1984.
“ Help me help me please I 've been shot” - Selena Perez. Those were her last words before she died 3 minutes later. When the cops and ambulance finally got there she was laying in her trucks seat dead. They were sad and little mad and had to find her killer. Her killer ended up being her fan club president, Yolanda Saldívar.
Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico. Huerta is an American labor leader, civil rights activists, and was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. Huerta’s father, Juan Fernandez, was a miner and a farm worker and later became the State Assemblyman of New Mexico. At an early age her parents divorced. Huerta lived most of her years with her mother, Alicia Chavez, and two brothers in Stockton, California.
Lola Montez was born on February 17, 1821 in country Sligo, Ireland. Lola was educated in England and Scotland. When Lola was 16 she ran off with Lieutenant Thomas James and then they separated five years later. Lola was a notorious Woman who entertained the men On the gold fields.
Strenght is a word that has many meanings and can be found in many ways. Melba Patillo Beals had to find strength while struggling through bullying and harrassment because she was one of the nine black members who attended central high school when it first integrated as the the first integrated school in arkansas. Protesters and white students would call her and the rest of LR9 names and tell them to go home and try to harm them. Even though they had national guards and different troops to protect them she was assigned a soldier named Danny , there were a lot of rules against protecion for the guards so there for There were many instances where their lives were in great danger. One day however, the school decided to go a day without any protection.
The 16th century Spanish explorer, Hernando De Soto arrived in the west indies as a young man and made money in slave trade. Seeking glory and riches, he left on a major expedition in 1538 to conquer Florida for Spain. He and his men traveled throughout the southeastern united states in search of money. In 1541, De Soto became the first Europeans to cross the Mississippi river. De Soto died early the following year.
Journal Entry # 6 Miriam Zoila Perez: How Racism harms pregnant women and what can help Miriam Zoila Perez brings up some interesting points with regards to maternal health and race. I was intrigued to hear of her experience as a doula at a public hospital in North Carolina where she observed firsthand how race impacted quality of treatment. The statistic she shared with regards to deep south infant mortality rates being on par with Sub-saharan Africa is absolutely staggering and sad. To me, it almost illustrates a long held cultural belief that minorities are still considered inferior to the Arian race and that