One of my favorite literary nonprofit groups, Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say is getting into the trafficking biz: Knowledge trafficking, that is.
Many of you have heard that along with banning Latinos, generally, Arizona is doing away with ethnic studies programs, thus, banning Latino-created literary works, including works by highly renowned authors like Sandra Cisneros and Guggenheim Fellow Dagoberto Gilb.
Nuestra Palabra is organizing The Librotraficantes Banned Book Caravan to Arizona. March 12 – 17.
The caravan will be filled with authors and activists who will be taking banned books back into Arizona, to give away. The bus will be filled with authors who were banned, new authors, as well as other advocates concerned with preserving First Amendment rights of Equal Protection and Freedom of Speech.
The Caravan will be making stops in Texas, New Mexico, and, of course, Arizona. More stops will be listed as they are finalized. More will be added as funding permits.
It’s time for Texas to support this effort. You may make your contribution at Librotraficante.