March 10, 2018
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the East L.A. walkouts, the CSRC presented two days of programming. On Saturday, March 10, a speakers’ program featured walkout participants and scholars, and concluded with a tour of an exhibition at the CSRC Library featuring related materials from archival collections. On Sunday, March 11, the 1996 documentary "Taking Back the Schools" and the 2006 HBO film "Walkout!" were screened. Q&As with producers Susan Racho and Moctesuma Esparza, respectively, followed the screenings.
Speakers' Program, part 1 of 5:
Conference Introduction & Welcome
Carlos M. Haro, CSRC Assistant Director Emeritus
Chon A. Noriega, CSRC Director
Special presentation to Juan Gomez-Quiñones, Professor, History and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
"Blowout! Sal Castro and the 50th Anniversary of the Eastside Walkouts"
Mario T. Garcia, Professor, Chicano Studies and History, UC Santa Barbara
For more information about the CSRC, visit http://www.chicano.ucla.edu