50th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium
August 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm EDT
As announced by the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee (VPCC):
On August 29, 1970, thirty thousand Chicanos and Mexican-Americans took to the streets in East Los Angeles to protest discrimination and lack of civil rights, and in particular, the high rates of the draft of Chicanos for the Vietnam war. An attack by the Los Angeles Police Department led to four deaths, including LA Times reporter Ruben Salazar. (summary here, 4-minute video here)
KCET Television’s Artbound series included moving interviews about the event in a one hour documentary about young activists who used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement in the form of the bilingual newspaper/magazine La Raza. View it here.
The website for 50th Chicano Moratorium Organizing Committee is here.