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August 2020

50th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm EDT
Chicano Moratorium 1970 poster

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…

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