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Forum Looks Back On Historic 1970 Chicano Moratorium Saturday Morning

Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe invites all community members to “For Our Brother Soldiers — Lessons From the 1970 Los Angeles Chicano Moratorium,” a community forum on Saturday morning August 26, at the La Fe Culture and Technology Center.

An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Chicano youth and activists marched on Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 1970 in protest of the overwhelming numbers of Chicano soldiers dying on the frontlines of the Vietnam War.

Acclaimed Journalist Ruben Salazar — a central figure of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and a native of El Paso — was killed that day, reportedly by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy who hurled a live teargas canister into a building where Salazar and others were standing.

Doors open at 9 a.m. for a pre-forum menudo sale. A free screening of “Requiem 29,” Moctesuma Esparza’s 1971 documentary on this historic event will take place at 10 a.m.

A panel discussion featuring El Pasoans who were present at the 1970 Chicano Moratorium will take place at 10:30 a.m

This educational event is made possible thanks to support from the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the University of Texas at El Paso’s Chicano Studies Department.

When & Where: “For Our Brother Soldiers: Lessons from the 1970 Chicano Anti-Vietnam Moratorium”

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017  |   La Fe Culture and Technology Center

721 S. Ochoa (Rear Building)

Menudo breakfast sale starts at 9 a.m.

Screening of “Requiem 29” starts at 10 a.m.

Community forum starts at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free.

For more information about this or other La Fe events, please call (915) 545-7190

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