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14 Platforms

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante on 06/09/17

An approach to media:

14 Platforms


1.     Press Release

2.     Web site

3.     Bitly

4.     Texts

5.     Memes

6.     Flyers

7.     Facebook #MASTXsummit2017

8.     Twitter #MASTXsummit2017

9.     Linked In

10.  Snap

11.  Radio: NP Radio Show

12.  TV: Fox 26 Houston

13.  Essay: Blog

14.  Letter to the Editor: Houston Chronicle

Stop TX SB4-The "Show Me Your Papers" Law for College Campuses

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante on 02/09/17

In Texas, SB4 is Arizona's "Show Me Your Papers" law on steroids. TX SB4 will turn College Campus Police into border patrol agents. TX SB4 could turn student narratives about where they came from into "probable cause" for vigilante officers. TX SB4 appears to give students the power to "turn in" other students.
TX SB4 must be stopped.

TX SB4 has been approved by the Texas Senate. We will stop it in the Texas House.

If you live in Texas, find out who represents you.

Call them today. Let them know that you demand they vote against this un-American, unfair law that will drive our community away from college, and will hurt all of our students. That's not the Texas we believe in.

If you don't live in Texas, here is a list of all Texas House of Representatives. Pick one to call. Call 10 of them.

Here is a link to the Un-American law. Read it for yourself:

Unite to stop TX SB4 before it's too late.

Here is a shortened link to this post:

State Review Panel Nominations for Proclamation 2018

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante on 01/05/17

The Division of Instructional Materials needs assistance from teachers and others across the state interested in reviewing instructional materials that are submitted in response to Proclamation 2018. The State Board of Education (SBOE) issued the proclamation at its November 2016 meeting. Proclamation 2018 calls for instructional materials covering ethnic studies including, but not limited to, African American studies, Mexican American studies, Asian American studies, and Native American studies to be used in the course Special Topics in Social Studies.

The materials are scheduled to be reviewed during the summer of 2017, adopted by the SBOE in November 2017, and available for use beginning in the 2018–2019 school year. Nomination forms for those interested in serving on the state review panels for Proclamation 2018 are available on the IMD website.

Please submit nomination forms to TEA by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, March 31, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact us at (512) 463-9601 or

NP Books And Art Pop Up Sales

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante on 12/08/16

NP Books And Art

Christmas Popup Sales
Give The Gift of Culture
333 S. Jensen, Houston, TX

Thurs. March 2, 6:30 pm, Free

Norma Cantu & Ines Hernandez read from: "

Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature & Art".

Thurs March 30, 2017, Free.

5:30 pm - 7pm Mexican American Studies Conf. Kick Off Reception wt UH CMAS

7p - 8:30 pm Launch party for Huizache 6 with:

Lorne Dee Cervantes

Laurie Ann Guerrero,

Christine Granados

Simon Oritz

Dagoberto Gilb

Master of Ceremonies: Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante

Fri Dec 16, 6p-8:30pm
Juan Tejeda, Aztlan Libre Press, Aztec Poetry & Music Presentation.
Free tamales. Free admission.

Sat Dec 17, 2pm -3pm
Origami workshop for up to 15 kids wt 16 yr old origami expert Antonio.
Call or email to save your spot:
(713) 867-8943

Tues Dec 20
Free Christmas Workshop for teachers on how to use Latino Lit in the classroom. Limited to 20 participants. Free with purchase of HECHO EN TEJAS: The Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature.

Call or email to save your spot:
(713) 867-8943

Nuestra Palabra Books and Art, home of Pancho Claus, at Talento Bilingue de Houston 333. S. Jensen, Houston, Texas 77023

MLA Quiz

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante on 11/30/16

Turn in completed worksheets at the front of the class:

Take the MLA Quiz:

On a separate sheet of paper, write the below website into the correct format for a works cited page. Start from scratch. Use the “cheat sheet” located at the LSC NH Library website:

Loner list of resources and MLA Guides:

Here is a link to a research paper with a correctly formatted works cited page to use as a guide:


Here is the quotation:

“A high school ethnic studies course examining the roles of race, nationality and culture on identity and experience boosted attendance and academic performance of students at risk of dropping out, a new study by scholars at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) found.”

Here is the link to the webpage where the quotation above is published.

Read the essay:

Texas GOP platform would discourage multiculturalism

For the Final Exam you will write an analysis of an essay. You will complete this in class.

Here are some links to guides for the Final Exam:

Requirements for an analysis

10 Tips for The Analysis Assignment

An Example of an Analysis

Vocab Terms