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Writing Crew

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante www.tonydiaz.net on 09/19/16

The links to the Houston Chronicle work only on campus.


ACCESS WORLD NEWS RESEARCH COLLECTION and the new FIND A TOPIC

http://infoweb.newsbank.com

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE  (direct link)

http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=HCBF


Use this template for your essays. 


Here's a link to the MLA Template.
 
Here is a link to the MLA format resources at LSC-NH:
On that web page, use the document titled " Template in Word 2010 " to format your essays.

Articles of interest:

Committee of scholars, educators alleges that tome contains errors, considerable bias

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Casey-State-Board-of-Education-must-reject-9215107.php?t=2e9c80ec88438d9cbb&cmpid=twitter-premium


Letter to the Editor:
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/letters/article/Sunday-letters-Textbooks-empowering-voters-9228437.php

Register to Testify Against the Racist Texas Textbook

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante www.tonydiaz.net on 09/09/16

Here is the number to call to register to give your testimony at the Texas State Board of Ed. Tuesday, Sept. 13 to reject the Racist Texas Textbook.

Call:
512.463.9601.

You can call 8 am to 5pm, Friday, September 9, or Monday Sept. 12.

Call today!

You will give your name, address, phone.

They will ask if you want to speak as an individual or an affiliation.
There are only 2 reps per affiliation.

They will ask if you are a registered lobbyist.
You are not.

Tell them you are calling to give public testimony about Proclamation 2017.
They will ask your position. Tell them you want it voted down.

They will email you a confirmation. Get the name of the person you spoke with.

We have 11 more seats on the bus. And we need 2 more sponsors. We have a dozen students from Bay Town coming. Stand up for your rights!

Here is a shortened link to this post: http://bit.ly/RejectTheText


Librotraficante Caravan to Austin. Unite to Stop racist Texas Textbooks

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante www.tonydiaz.net on 09/06/16

Stop Racist Texas Textbooks. #Bus2ATX to #RejectTheText

Librotraficante Caravan to Austin.
Unite to Stop racist Texas Textbooks

Get on the bus:
6:30 am Tuesday Sept 13, 2016.
Board TBH 333 S. Jensen
Houston, TX 77003
Return to Houston 6 pm.

To get on the bus in Houston:
Email Tony@Librotraficante.com
Call: (713) 867-8943.

Sign the petition at www.Librotraficante.com
Join the statewide coalition:
REST www.MASForTexas.org

Rally at Texas Education Agency
9:30 a.m.
Tues Sept 13, 2016
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas, 78701

Bus Sponsors:
Jacob Monty
Ephraim Del Pozo
Ysidrio Garza, Jr.
(More sponsors welcome.)


This is a shortened link to this post for you texting and posting convenience:


Stop Racist Texbtooks: Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, on Houston Matters today June 3, noon, News 88.7 FM

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante www.tonydiaz.net on 06/03/16

Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, will be on Houston Matters today June 3 at noon on News 88.7 discussing the racist Texas textbook proposed for Texas schools. It is now on the Texas State Board of Education website. 
 
He will be on the radio show with Texas State Board of Education Representative for District 6, which covers Houston, Donna Bahorich. She is the Republican incumbent in the seat.
 
For some background, Dr. Dakota Carter is now the Democratic candidate for that seat after he won the primary on May 24. They are both on the ballot in November. 
 

Tune in, call in, and tweet in.

http://www.houstonmatters.org/


You can call in during the radio show and you can email questions:
 
 
Their Twitter username is: @HoustonMatters
You can listen live on 88.7 FM,
or clickhere: http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/listen-live/


On twitter, follow: @Librotraficante
 
Visit www.Librotraficante.com to sign the petition to keep this poorly written, racist textbook out of classrooms.

If you want to get involved, attend the Mexican American Studies Summit, Saturday, June 18, in San Antonio. Register at www.Librotraficante.com

Here is a shortened link to this blog post for your posting and texting convenience: http://bit.ly/RacistTextbook

Contraband Prose

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante www.tonydiaz.net on 07/30/15

 

It’s clear to me that our intellectual advancement is a threat 
to some people, because they tried to make it illegal”
–Tony Diaz

 

 

 

Contraband Prose

 

By Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante

 

When Arizona banned Mexican American Studies, we became kingpins of mind altering prose, smuggling wetbooks across the Arizona border.

 

And I coined a phrase: Somos Librotraficantes

 

                        How do I make my coin? I coined a phrase: somos Librotraficantes.

 

                        How do I make my coin? I coined a phrase: somos Librotraficantes.

 

 

 

 

With these broad shoulders and this broader imagination I can bust skulls and open minds.

 

Lucky for you-I want to do time

                                                     behind books.   

 

 

 

                        I’m a cultural accelerator.

                        Oppression devastator.

                        Been to Arizona guess now I’m a litigator.

                        Gonna run for office, gonna can be a legislator.

 

                        Protect the cultural capitol

                        Live on the dividends

                        Increasing cultural interest

                        When my hashtag trends.

 

                        How do I make my coin? I coined a phrase: somos Librotraficantes.

 

                        How do I make my coin? I coined a phrase: somos Librotraficantes.

 

 

 

 

And now, everything we once did to survive, will now help us thrive.

 

My father’s field of study was a field.

 

My parents picked crops. I pick my destiny. 

 

My parents took jobs no one else wanted. I create works no one else imagined. 

 

My parents believed in The American Dream.

 

                                                                    I'm here to hack it. 

 

                                                                    Running contraband prose is my racket.

 

               My ancestors paid their dues. I'm here to collect.