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March 11, 2018 | 12:00PM - 4:30PM

Seeking Educational Justice:
The 1968 Chicana/o Student Walkouts Made History

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the East L.A. Walkouts, the Fowler Museum will collaborate with UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) to present two days of programming. For info on Saturday, March 10, click here.

On Sunday, March 11, the 1995 documentary Taking Back the Schools and the 2005 HBO film Walkout! will be screened. Producers Susan Racho and Moctesuma Esparza, respectively, will introduce their films. A Q&A will follow the screenings.

Conference is free; RSVP required. 

RSVP Day 2 (screenings): EventBrite

Schedule (subject to change):

12:00pm // Welcome and remarks by Chon Noriega, Director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

12:30pm // Introduction and screening of the documentary Taking Back the Schools (1995), produced by Susan Racho, 55 mins.

1:30pm // Introduction and screening of the feature film Walkout! (2005), produced by Moctesuma Esparza, 120 mins.
A Q&A with both producers will follow the screenings.

Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day

This two-day event commemorating the 1968 Walkouts in East Los Angeles is organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), and co-sponsored by the Fowler Museum at UCLA, UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS), and the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies.

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