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CSO DOCUMENTARY: “Organize! The Lessons of the CSO”

Congratulations to CSO Project Organizers: Herman Gallegos, Gilbert Padilla, Alex Zermeno, Luis Zarate and Gretchen Laue for publishing their documentation project about the Community Service Organization (CSO). For more information about this project: please access:


CSO Documentary to Premier
March 29, 2010!

Organize! The Lessons of the Community Service Organization will premier on UCTV (University of California Television) March 29th at 8:00 p.m PST.  Organize! is a 90 minute documentary that includes clips from the CSO Project oral history interviews, the 2008 Asilomar conference, and other CSO historical materials. UCTV is available throughout California or can be watched live online at Go to to find out how you can access it in your area.   

After the television documentary airs, project videos (including the CSO conference tapes) will be available in the UCTV archives. The conversations and materials from the historic conference will then be available to schools, graduate students, families and friends any time, anywhere.

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