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The 40th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium: The oppression of Chicano people and the e
Date Tuesday August 31
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue) Wheelchair accessible, donations accepted.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at]
Address2425 Channing Way off of Telegraph Avenue
The 40th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium: The oppression of Chicano people and the emancipation of humanity. -- presentation by a participant in the Moratorium

40 years ago over 25,000 Chicanos (people of Mexican descent born or raised in the U.S.) from across the country marched down Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles to demand an end to the Vietnam War and an end to their oppression as a people.

This was the first time the Chicano people had ever come together in this kind of outpouring of protest. It came at a time when the country was being rocked by the anti-war movement, which in a span of 10 days had seen protesting students shot and killed by National Guard troops at Kent State, and by police at Jackson State; at a time when people in 100 cities rose up in rebellion after the murder of Martin Luther King; when the Black Panther Party was "ideologizing" revolution on the scene; and when revolution was part of the mix in society....

Read the paper by the RCP - The Chicano Struggle and Proletarian Revolution in the US
Added to the calendar on Saturday Aug 28th, 2010 1:34 PM

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