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The Past, Present and Future of the Chicano Movement


The Past, Present and Future of the Chicano Movement

The Past, Present and Future of the Chicano Movement: Social and Political Activism Then and Now

Key figures of the 1968 Chicano Student Blowouts, including Carlos Montes, Paula Crisostomo, Victoria Castro, and Margarita Cuarón examine their roles in the origins, achievements, and legacy of the East L.A. Walkouts. With a daunting array of challenges confronting Chicano and Latino communities, elders face the future in conversation with young activists of today. Moderator: David L. Moguel, Ph.D., Professor of Secondary Education, California State University Northridge. Presented as part of ¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest exhibition.

Panelists: Margarita "Mita" Cuarón, Vickie Castro,, Paula Crisistomo, Carlos Montes and Youth Activist TBD.

The program will kick-off with excerpts from "Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe," an About...Productions theaterwork. Set in 1968, with the East L.A. Walkouts and Viet Nam war as backdrop, Evangeline is an East L.A. devoted daughter by day, and a Hollywood go-go dancer by night.

Sponsored by KCET and AARP California

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