UNDERGROUND LIBRARY Librotraficantes at MECA
MECA is proud to be one of the few libraries chosen to host a collection of banned books representing the Latino culture.
Librotraficantes aims to draw attention to a state law in Arizona banning ethnic studies that was used by politicians to shut down a Tucson Mexican-American Studies Program and literally box its books away.
"Every great movement is sparked by outrage at a deep cultural offense," said Diaz, founder of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, a group that promotes Latino authors and culture. "Latinos are not the sleeping giant; we're the working giant. When any state in this nation passes an anti-Latino law they'll know we'll respond together," he said.
Authors and publishers have joined the cause by donating and re-printing books: Wings Press, for example, reprinted one of the banned books, "Curandera" by Carmen Tafolla, and donated 100 copies to take on the road to Tucson, said Diaz.
MECA Library is open to the public Monday through Friday Noon to 8 pm during the summer months.
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