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Radio Show Producer and Co-Host, Communications Specialist
Independent Writer and Photographer and Videographer
NP Discovery & Librotraficante
Houston Las Comadres Book Club Coordinator
NP Discovery & Librotraficante Co-Founder: Liana Lopez is a writer, reporter and photographer.
Her work has been published in the Houston Press and Phoenix New Times (Village Voice Media), 29-95.com (Houston Chronicle), San Antonio Current, Democracy Now!, YES! Magazine, Truthout, Free Speech Radio News, Ms. Magazine and various other publications. She produces and co-hosts the NP Radio show and is co-master of ceremonies of the evening. We will be providing updates to the line up here and on NP Radio every Tuesday 6p-7p on 90.1 FM KPFT Houston, Texas lives stream and podcast at www.kpft.org
by Liana Lopez
All photos by Liana Lopez. Liana Lopez Liana Lopez wrote this article for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. Liana has written for the Houston Press, and is a radio producer for Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say.
Guest Interviewer: Dial-in Times: 9:00 p.m. Puerto Rico Liana Lopez is the producer and co-host of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say on 90.1 FM and www.KPFT.org (Pacifica-Houston Radio.) The weekly broadcast highlights authors, playwrights, composers, activists and artists, keeping the Latino literary renaissance alive and thriving in the fourth largest media market in the country. Nuestra Palabra is also the non-profit responsible for bringing the Edward James Olmos Latino Book and Family Festival to Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center and making it the largest Latino Book festival in Texas. Liana is a freelance writer and photographer for the Houston Press (Village Voice Media) and 29-95.com (Houston Chronicle.) She is also a contributer to local and national news affiliates as well as to Aztec Muse, Nuestra Palabra's new quarterly magazine, www.AztecMuse.com. She is also the recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Emerging Artist grant from the city for a multimedia/photography project based on her travels through post-revolutionary Nicaragua. This year, she curated and exhibited her work, and the work of nine others, in Houston Vanguard: Documenting Contemporary Social Justice Movements as part of biannual Fotofest 2010. As the Houston Las Comadres book club coordinator, she us excited to take part as the interviewer for June's selected author.
Liana Lopez is a Houston, TX based journalist and host of Nuestra Palabra, a well-known radio cultural radio show in Texas, who was born on a U.S. military base in Germany, Lopez told El Grito the term "illegal immigrant" is bad not just for immigrants but for U.S. born Latinos as well, especially in light of the recent wave of state-based laws requiring law enforcement officials to attempt to discover the immigration status of people they come into contact with if they suspect the person is undocumented.
"It is a harmful word because it allows you to dehumanize someone. So the word illegal itself is a dangerous word to place on somebody and categorize a whole mass of people that way," she said.
A multimedia presentation by Nuestra Palabra's Liana Lopez about literature's relationship to civic engagement examples pulled straight from current news headlines (Julia Ideson Auditorium).