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How Latino leaders can connect
Emzy Veazy III


Let’s see what essential thinking and effective practical approaches can be primarily added to “Latino leaders connect for mutual solutions” (Roaring Fork Weekly Journal, Sept. 12) for enlightenment and better results. 

First, it would be prudent to contact and learn from Roldolfo “Corky” Gonzales’ remaining family members and followers. 

Second, study the history of Chicanos in Colorado, Texas and California and Puerto Ricans in New York City. 

Third, go check out and learn from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver, the Denver Latino Commission, La Raza, the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce and the many Latino cultural events in Denver, Pueblo and Trinidad. 

Fourth, visit and participate in activities at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Denver Public Branch Library.  

Fifth, frequently read the several Latino newspapers circulating in Denver. 

Sixth, know that I am the only one at the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Board meetings who stood up and fought for the Carbondale Circulator to stop where there were Latino stores so their customers would have bus service and won't need to walk long distances to and from the stores and the Latino commerce would have a better chance to stay afloat. I asserted Corky Gonzales’ name in my address which Pitkin County Commissioner George Newman, who is RFTA Board Chairman, disliked.  

Seventh, know that I wrote two simultaneous columns in the now defunct Latino newspaper “La Union” which covered Pitkin County and Garfield County. 

Last, go and read in both English and Spanish about my March 2017 lecture called “Corky Gonzales: The Phoenix Calls” at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Denver Public Branch Library.  


Emzy Veazy III 

Aspen and Burbank, Calif.