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Dear Friends, Compa�eras y Compa�eros,

 The August 29, 1970 National Chicano Moratorium was one of the key historical events in Mexican American and Latino history. Indeed the demonstration, the well organized youth-led movement that brought it about, the tragic unjust attack on the rally and the deeper dedication the commitment to peace and social justice that grew in its aftermath deserve to be commemorated as an important part of the heritage of this country.

 There were indeed a number of Moratoriums leading up to the National Chicano Moratorium. Therefore, in the days and months leading up to August 29, we will be having a number of events commemorating the multiple Chicano Moratoriums of 1970. 

 The 40th Anniversary Commemoration Committee of the Chicano Moratoriums has been formed to bring forth the rich history and legacy of the moratoriums and the Movimiento, and their relevance for today. In order to properly commemorate the 40th anniversaries, we are reaching out to our friends, organizations, and communities. We need the help of those that participated in the events and all others who have been inspired by its legacy.

 We are planning many events and activities large and small.  Museum-style exhibitions, of historic photos, films and footage, audiotapes, art, music, and memorabilia like buttons, armbands, posters, y tambi�n comida.  We are collecting oral and written historical memorias of activistas, to publish online and hard copies.  There will be a series of special events, symposiums, forums, rallies, panel discussions, video and film showings, about key topics like the issue of war and peace then and now, the role of women in the moratoriums and Movimiento, the work of Ruben Salazar and the state of Raza in the media today.

 Our 40th Anniversary Commemoration Committee of the Chicano Moratoriums is dedicated to show the grass roots, bottom up organizing of the Moratoriums and Movimiento. We will give e full credit to the women of the moratoriums for their organizing and leadership. We will show how dozens of barrios across the country held their own Chicano moratoriums and how every barrio was represented on August 29th. We are documenting this by collecting the names and contributions of as many of the activistas of the times who marched, leafleted, cooked for fundraisers, organized car pools and buses, held rallies and events in schools, parks, prisons, churches etc to build the moratorium and the Movimiento. We will organize and publish this On-Line and hold a major recognition event in Los Angeles the week of August 29th along with many other special events.

 We will be posting our exhibits, photos, art, speeches, memorias, and more online on our website chicanomoratorium.org

 

BE PART OF THE HISTORIC 40th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF THE CHICANO MORATORIUMS

 

YOUR HELP IS GREATLY NEEDED AND APPRECIATED!

Your assistance is needed to help the committee in many ways such as:

FUNDING

STRATEGY

LOGISTICS

RESEARCH & WRITING

WRITTEN AND ORAL MEMORIAS

COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

MASS MOBILIZATION EFFORTS

MEDIA OUTLETS

PHONE BANKS

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

SPEAKING AND EXHIBITION ENGAGEMENTS

IN CLASSROOMS, COMMUNITY EVENTS, WEBLINKS ETC

AND MUCH MORE

 

Our Contact Information:

40th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE OF THE CHICANO MORATORIUMS

P.O Box 202

Montebello California 90640

Website: chicanomoratorium.org

Email: chicano.moratorium@gmail.com

Tel. 323-229-1994

 

Checks can be made out to our non-profit 501c3 fiduciary agent

The Center for Civic Participation and Responsibility

 

 

 

Committee Co Chairs,

Gloria Arellanes, Roberto Elias, Rosal�o Mu�oz, Irene Tovar

 



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