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Celebrating the Chicano Moratorium

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2017-08-26 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YWCA of Southern Arizona -- House of Neighborly Service
Address: 243 W 33rd St, Tucson, AZ 85713, USA

Una nocha de comida, poesia, musica y dialogo comunitario. Vamos a celebrar el 47 aniversario de esta heroica movilización!

Invitados especiales: Carlos Montes del Centro CSO de Boyle-Heights LA, Tierra y Libertad, UNIDOS, Centro de los Trabajadores, y Borderlands Theater!

**Habra interpretacion y todo sera por DONACION!**

Come thru for a night of food, poetry, music, and community dialogo. Let’s celebrate the 47th anniversary of this historic demonstration!

Special guests: Carlos Montes from Centro CSO, Boyle Heights LA, Tierra y Libertad, UNIDOS, Southside Worker Center, y Borderlands Theater!

**Interpretation will be provided and everything is by DONATION**

Historia / History

El 29 de agosto de 1970, en East Los Angeles mas de 30,000 Chicanos se mobilizaron para demandar igualdad y el final de la guerra de Vietnam. La marcha pacifica fue brutalmente atacada por el departamento de alguacil y la policia de Los Angeles. Miles de personas fueron golpeadas y rosiadas con gas, y hoy se conoce como las gran rebelion Chicana. Tres personas fueron asesinadas: el reportero del LA Times Ruben Salazar, Angel Diaz, y LynnWard. Esta gran mobilizacion tambien se conoce como el dia de liberacion – un dia de lucha y resistencia del pueblo Chicano.

***English***

On Aug. 29, 1970, in East Los Angeles (ELA) over 30,000 Chicanos demanded equality and an end to the Vietnam War. The peaceful rally was brutally attacked by the LA Sheriffs and Los Angeles Police Department. Hundreds were violently beaten and gassed – leading to what is now known as one of the biggest Chicano rebellions. Three were killed: then-Los Angeles Times reporter Ruben Salazar, Angel Diaz, and Lynn Ward. The Chicano Moratorium is presently and commonly referred to as “Chicano Liberation Day” – a day of struggle for the Chicano people.

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