Ernesto Vigil from Denver Colorado, discussed his role in the Chicano Movement working shoulder to shoulder with Corkey Gonzalez, the infiltration, and waning of the movimiento, and his newest book release.
Nikki Tafoya gave the first "kid Korner" segment about killer whales and their struggle to survive in captivity. She is top of her class and shows that she can read 90s words a minute, but gives her vocal theatrics to the narrative in true Hollywood style.
Francisco Romero gave a rap on the organization Union del Barrio and its work from San Diego to Oxnard, LA, and throughout our communities and in the pinta. His work is now with a legal agency that works to preserve the civil rights of its clients and he gave a summary of the latest police abuse case in Oxnard, where he resides. Romero also gave some insight into the work of the Southern California Immigration Coalition.
Omar Lopez from Chicago joined us for a rap on the work being done nationally on immigration reform and the debate relative to deferment for all, in light of the lack of immigration reform, and he also underscored the need to tackle the gang activity across his city. Lopez bluntly criticized the positions of Congressman Luis Gutierrez and his inability to push immigration reform forward despite his being the "champion of immigrants," and further discussed his 2008 campaign to unseat Gutierrez and why he could not accomplish it that year, but argued that the field is much more favorable now for someone to unseat him, mainly because Obama is not running now so Gutierrez has nobody to seek shelter from political scrutiny, and to also take him under his or her wing like Obama did in 2008.