Film Screening: Chicano Park
Monday, May 1, 2017
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Noon – 1:00 PM
In the 1960s, Chicano community activists fought to build a park on a parcel of land under the freeway. Civic and cultural pride came together in an historical vision of the Southwest that traced its origins to the mythical Aztec homeland of Aztlan, located in what is now the US Southwest, and continues the settlement of the barrio in 1900. Community residents, artists and activists discuss the long process of creating Chicano Park, which was finally opened in 1970 on a freeway underpass. The park became the site for community events and expressions from cultural performances to murals.
This is a look at a community which set out to reclaim its cultural roots, land, and heritage.”
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served!
For questions or more information, please contact Gayatri Singh, email@example.com.
Abrash, B., & Egan, C. (1992). Mediating history: The MAP guide to independent video by and about African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American people. New York: New York University Press.