2:42 pm - Tue, Apr 8, 2014
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Calling ALL Queer Latin@s!

sue4u:

Dear Jotas:

Recognizing the critical need for Queer Latina voices, we invite you to send us your poems, essays, stories, manifestos, love offerings, or rages against the machine. This anthology, to be published by Kórima Press, will be a queer Latina space of engagement that includes lesbianas, bisexuals,
trans* people, marimachas, mariconas, dykes, etc.

We invite jotas writing from the heart. Tell us your desires, challenges, love, deceit and everything in between. We’re open to various literary genres, fiction, poetry, personal non-fiction, autoethnography, song lyrics, visual art. Entries may be in English, Spanish, Spanglish, or a mix thereof.

Cuéntanos. Send us your corazón on paper.

Jota Editors:
T. Jackie Cuevas
Anel I. Flores
Candace Lopez
Rita Urquijo-Ruiz

Send submissions to: jota@korimapress.com

Attach a single Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) document containing the following:
- Contact Information
- 150 - 250 word bio
- A high-resolution photograph
- Up to 10 pages of poetry or prose (250 words per page, max)
- If you’re interested in submitting original artwork, send a high-resolution, black and white image for consideration.
Please be sure to write the following in the subject line of the email:
"Jota Submission: YourFullName"

Deadline: May 31, 2014

Compensation: As a small press, Kórima is unable to provide monetary compensation for submissions. Contributors will receive 3 copies of the anthology and will be able to purchase additional copies at-cost, to be determined upon publication.

About the editors:
T. Jackie Cuevas is a queer writer and professor who teaches in San Antonio, TX.
Anel I. Flores is a Jota-Tejana, realtor, artivista and author of *Empanada:
a Lesbiana Story en Probaditas*, living and working en San Anto.
Candace Lopez is a creative writer, professional fundraiser in the non-profit world, and high femme living in Austin, Tejas.
Rita Urquijo-Ruiz is a professor-jota from the borderlands who lives and works in San Antonio, TX.




Associate Professor of Gender Studies, CSU (Stanislaus) Managing Editor, Transgress Press
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6:04 pm - Sat, Apr 5, 2014
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4:09 am - Fri, Apr 4, 2014
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writingopps:

more info if you click through the image! 

writingopps:

more info if you click through the image! 

10:32 pm - Tue, Apr 1, 2014
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t-funster:

maximoffmartell:

Not meaning to ruin anyone’s April Fools’ fun but doing so anyway, I’d just like to remind you that tomorrow* marks the 50th anniversary of the coup d’etat that established the military government in Brazil (1964-1985). That dictatorship was responsible for the torture of thousands, including our current president, countless artists and journalists, and two of my professors at the university; the deaths and disappearances of hundreds; and the economic collapse of the country, that has only managed to start overcoming of that legacy in the past decade. The coup was also financed - and, one could say, demanded - by the United States government at the time, as part of their cold war strategy - since, apparently, making sure poor people had their basic rights attended and that the land wasn’t kept in the hands of a small group of people who didn’t even bother cultivating it is the worst thing that could happen to our continent.

*conservatives will say it happened on March 31st, a less ridiculous date, but don’t listen to them - the worst 21 years in modern Brazilian history began on April 1st 1964.

Never forget.

10:28 pm
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breakingnews:

Massive quake hits off coast of Chile, triggers tsunami risks
NBC News: A massive earthquake struck of the coast of Chile on Tuesday night, prompting evacuations and tsunami warnings throughout Latin America.
The magnitude 8.2 earthquake reportedly shook buildings as far away as Peru and Bolivia. Tsunami warnings were triggered for Chile, Peru, Colombia, Panama and Ecuador and watches were in effect for Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries following the quake, but evacuations were ordered. 
The earthquake fell near the same fault of the largest earthquake ever recorded. That magnitude 9.5 earthquake struck in 1960 and killed more than 5,000 people.  
Follow updates at BreakingNews.com.
Photo: People are evacuated along Avenida Argentina after an earthquake in Chile on April 1. (@Jabimora via Twitter)

breakingnews:

Massive quake hits off coast of Chile, triggers tsunami risks

NBC NewsA massive earthquake struck of the coast of Chile on Tuesday night, prompting evacuations and tsunami warnings throughout Latin America.

The magnitude 8.2 earthquake reportedly shook buildings as far away as Peru and Bolivia. Tsunami warnings were triggered for Chile, Peru, Colombia, Panama and Ecuador and watches were in effect for Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries following the quake, but evacuations were ordered. 

The earthquake fell near the same fault of the largest earthquake ever recorded. That magnitude 9.5 earthquake struck in 1960 and killed more than 5,000 people.  

Follow updates at BreakingNews.com.

Photo: People are evacuated along Avenida Argentina after an earthquake in Chile on April 1. (@Jabimora via Twitter)

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4:34 pm - Sat, Mar 29, 2014
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jordanzakarin:

“The thing is, this community has been represented in very disrespectful ways, falling most of the time into the cliche, and without that complexity and diversity that it has.”
- Diego Luna, on the representation of Latinos in Hollywood films. His Cesar Chavez biopic is the only studio release due out in 2014 about a Latino figure, as well as the only film featuring a predominantly Latino cast.
More here.

jordanzakarin:

The thing is, this community has been represented in very disrespectful ways, falling most of the time into the cliche, and without that complexity and diversity that it has.”

- Diego Luna, on the representation of Latinos in Hollywood films. His Cesar Chavez biopic is the only studio release due out in 2014 about a Latino figure, as well as the only film featuring a predominantly Latino cast.

More here.

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4:18 am - Fri, Mar 28, 2014
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O Rappa feat. Malena D'AlessioÓbvio
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¡¡Con más fuerza que nunca acá venimos los latinos!!

Óbvio, by O Rappa (Brazil) feat. Malena D’Alessio (Argentina)

11:55 pm - Thu, Mar 27, 2014
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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by night

"When the night comes, the starry sky reflects on its surface like in a mirror, and you have the feeling of being in space."

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2:08 am - Tue, Mar 25, 2014
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thinkmexican:

Chocolate: An Act of Resistance

Cacao growing is being kept alive in Mexico by a fierce (and loving) grandma

In Mexico, Chocolate isn’t just a sweet treat. It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. This is a story about bringing it back.

Filmed on 5d Mark iii w Canon 24-70, 16-35, 70-200 2.8 L

Video via The Perennial Plate

For more information on the Maya cacao growers featured in this video, visit: CASFA and Casa Tropical.

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1:46 am - Sat, Mar 22, 2014
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Minimalist artwork by Ecuadorian designer Javier Pérez, who uses everyday objects and transforms their function through drawing, publishing results on instagram.

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