Event Profile 1862 Cinco de Mayo

LATINOPIA EVENT PROFILE “1862 CINCO DE MAYO”

EL CINCO DE MAYO. Why celebrate an otherwise minor holiday in Mexico in the U.S. (or elsewhere for that matter)? Because El Cinco de Mayo is important to Chicanos and to freedom-loving Americans … [Read more...]

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EVENT PROFILE – 1970 NATIONAL CHICANO MORATORIUM

AUGUST 29, 1970 CHICANO MORATORIUM MARCH Historically, Mexican Americans have defended their country and have distinguished themselves in the wars of the United States. Mexican Americans fought in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG “TIJERINA – A REMEMBRANCE BY JOSÉ ANGEL GUTIÉRREZ”

“Cowards die hundreds of times a day; a warrior only once,” my father once said to me. When I met Reies López Tijerina these words came to have meaning and impact. He was a warrior for our people’s … [Read more...]

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EVENT PROFILE- 1932 WHITEWASHING OF AMÉRICA TROPICAL

1932 WHITEWASHING OF AMÉRICA TROPICAL MURAL In June of 1932 the Mexican muralist Davíd Alfaro Siquieros arrived in Los Angeles invited by the Chouinard Institute of Art to conduct a series of … [Read more...]

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EVENT PROFILE – 1967 TIERRA AMARILLA COURTHOUSE RAID

1967 TIERRA AMARILLA COURTHOUSE RAID Inspired by a mystical dream in which he saw frozen horses melting in the sun, lay preacher Reies López Tijerina moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1963 and … [Read more...]

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EVENT PROFILE – 1972 LA RAZA UNIDA CONVENTION

1972 LA RAZA UNIDA NATIONAL CONVENTION Following a series of walk-outs by Mexican American students to protest inferior education at the high school in Crystal City, Texas in 1969, Chicano … [Read more...]

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EVENT PROFILE – 1968 HIGH SCHOOL WALK-OUTS

1968 EAST LOS ANGELES HIGH SCHOOL WALK-OUTS By the mid-1960s, many Mexican American students were aware of social injustice and discrimination experienced by students in the Los Angeles Unified … [Read more...]

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EVENT PROFILE – 1969 DENVER YOUTH CONFERENCE

  1969 DENVER YOUTH CONFERENCE In March of 1969, Chicano activists leader Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales convened a National Youth and Liberation Conference in Denver, Colorado. Approximately … [Read more...]