“Seeking Educational Justice: The 1968 Chicana/o Student Walkouts Made History” (Conference)

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 -
9:00am to 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Lenart Auditorium

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the East L.A. walkouts, the CSRC will present two days of programming. On Saturday, March 10, a speakers’ program will feature walkout participants and scholars; it will conclude with a tour of an exhibition at the CSRC Library featuring related materials from archival collections. 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.

Both events are free; RSVP required. Please register for each day you wish to attend.
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Speakers' Program*
9:00 am – 9:15 am - Conference Introduction & Welcome
 
9:15 am – 10:00 am
To Commemorate the Walkouts
Blowout! Sal Castro and the 50th Anniversary of the East Los Angeles Walkouts
Mario T. Garcia, Professor, Chicano Studies and History, UC-Santa Barbara
 
10:05 am – 10:50 am
The Chicana/o student movement of the 1960s and 1970s
Student Rendezvous’ with Making History
Irene Vásquez, Professor and Chair, American Studies, University of New Mexico
Juan Gomez-Quiñones, Professor Emeritus, History and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
 
10:55 am – 11:55 am
Chicanas in the movement
Decolonizing Our History and Nurturing Activist Imaginations: Chicana Activists of the 1968 East L.A. Walkouts
Dolores Delgado Bernal, Professor, Chicana/o Studies and Education, CSU Los Angeles
 
11:55 am – 12:55 pm
Lunch (food available for purchase in Ackerman Union and Anderson School of Management)
 
1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
The 1968 Walkouts seen through the eyes of a high school Chicana student
Seeking Educational Justice
Paula Crisostomo
 
1:45 pm – 2:35 pm
Panel: The Walkouts and Legacy of Sal Castro
Sal Castro: Before and After the Walkouts
Charlotte Lerchenmuller Castro
Chicano Educational Attainment Past the Wallpaper Effect: Sal Castro’s Legacy
Robin Avelar La Salle, PhD
El Maestro, Mr. Sal Castro
Myrna N. Brutti
 
2:40 pm – 3:15 pm
The Walkouts inititiated a template for educational growth and a discourse of cultural affirmation
Walkout Now!
Harry Gamboa Jr., Artist and Educator, CalArts
 
3:20 pm – 4:05 pm
The struggle for equity continued: Chicana/o students walkout of school in Arizona
Counterstories of Phoenix Union High School and the 1970 Chicana/o Boycott
Bryant Partida, Doctoral Candidate in Education, UCLA
  
4:10 pm – 4:55 pm
As a consequence of the Walkouts
Coming Home to Aztlan: Testimonio de 1968
Reynaldo F. Macías, Professor, Chicana/o Studies and Education, UCLA
 
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm - Closing Summary Session
Lindsay Perez Huber, Associate Professor, Education, CSU Long Beach
Daniel G. Solorzano, Professor, Education, UCLA
David Garcia, Associate Professor, Education, UCLA
 
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Reception and Exhibition Tour at UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Please join us for refreshments and a tour of The 1968 Walkouts, an exhibition on display in the library and hallways of the Chicano Studies Research Center, 193 Haines Hall. The exhibition draws from the Sal Castro Papers, La Raza, and Chicano Student News collections at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.
 
*Schedule is subject to change
 

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. Cosponsored by the Fowler Museum at UCLA, the Institute of American Cultures, the Division of Social Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies.

Image: Chicano Student News, 1968

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