At one point Irene demanded to see Chief Justice Sotomayor's birth certificate and I almost fell out of my seat. SHENANIGANS, I tell ya!
But I want to point out a few things from the show for those that missed it (download the podcast here): we had representatives from two amazing non-profit organizations on the show that I want to bring to your attention.
First, Emerita Torres of The New Latino Movement, a grassroots organization that helps mobilize Latinos on civic efforts throughout the country.
Then we had Frank Cohn of Global Potential, a program that empowers underprivileged youths in the US by teaching them how to be leaders and entrepreneurs who bring about social change through community service.
BOTH VERY WORTHWHILE CAUSES and I urge you all to get involved!!
Next, I want to encourage you to pick up the book, Black Behind the Ears: Dominican Racial Identity from Museums to Beauty Shops by Ginetta Candelario, a fellow Dominicana that Mari had the pleasure of meeting at Cornell.
Now with that said, I want to congratulate Irene for winning almost ALL of the prizes during the broadcast, but also wanted to give you blog readers an opportunity to win stuff, too. SO- the first commenter to answer these trivia questions correctly will win a Jaded By Association Tshirt; the second runner up gets the newest academic calendar designed by your truly!
Trivia Question #1: Mexico… Cortes has a famous palace in this Central Mexican City...
Trivia Question #2: Chile… Chile is divided into regions, how many are there?
And finally, I'd like to shout out the various Latino/a bloggers (and sites) out there that I frequent, and if I missed anyone PLEASE add your blog in the comments section; I like to support my peoples:
Jack's Gay Chronicles
The Jose Vilson
Rock in the Ocean
Latina Beauty Blog
Juju The Poet
Sofrito For Your Soul
Liberators of Hip Hop
Confesiones de la Loca
You've got a lot of reading to do... so get to it!
Me? I have an entire 30-days of activities associated with this month-long celebration to keep me busy, so don't you worry 'bout what I'M gonna be doing... nosy-ass heifers!
*smooches...urging you to hug a Latino/a from 9/15 to 10/15*
and even though I have a strict DON'T TOUCH ME policy, I won't even be mad if it's me you choose to hug...