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San Jose Chicana/o Moratorium

Thursday, September 26, 2013
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Victor Vasquez
Location Details:
San Jose State University
1 Washington Sq San Jose, CA 95112
285 Engineering Room (For Panel Discussion) @5:30pm
MLK Student Center (for Film Showing) @ 2:30pm

On Aug. 29, 1970 over 30,000 Chicanos marched down the heart of t Los Angeles protesting the Vietnam War, the high casualty rate of Chicano soldiers and racist conditions in the barrios. The participants included youth and families of a mainly working class community with delegations from throughout the Southwest including San Jose. It is important to commemorate the Chicano Moratorium because it is part of our history of resistance that is not always taught in history classes. Today it is important to continue the fight against the wars abroad and to protest the military recruitment targeting Chicanos and especially immigrant youth.

In San Jose, we have decided to commemorate the Chicana/o Moratorium by hosting a series of events throughout the San Jose State campus on September 26th 2013. As part of the Moratorium we will Aztec Dancers & Conjunto Libertad set us up for a great day. Around 2:30pm we will have a film screening to educate people about the history and significance of the original Chicana/o moratorium along with an exhibition about the history of Chicana/o movements in San Jose. In the evening, we will have a commemoration for Corky Gonzales and a community panel-discussion on what can we do to resist wars abroad while creating change that affects all citizens of San Jose. We invite everyone to come and help us commemorate this great day in Chicana/o History!

San Jose Xicana/o Moratorium Day Commemoration 2013 Program

12PM. Music, Poetry, and March including Conjunto Libertad and Danza Azteca.
Location: Tommie Smith and John Carlos Statues @ San Jose State

2:30PM. Film Screening depicting different historical aspects of Xican@ Moratorium including one in San Jose!
Location: Student Union Pacifica Room @ San Jose State

6PM-9PM. (Doors open 5:30)Town Hall Panel
Discussion focused on how to de-militarize our communities.
Tribute to Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales
Invited panelists include:
•Carlos Montes •Doreen Garcia Nevel •Charlie Trujillo •Ernesto Vigil •Jaime Gallardo •50/50 Crew •MEXA de SJSU
•Justice for Trayvon Martin-San Jose
•Anakbayan Silicon Valley • Xicana Moratorium Coalition (Oakland)
Childcare and food provided
Engineering Building Rm 285 @ San Jose State

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