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thinkmexican:

1970 Chicano Moratorium

44 years ago today, 30,000 marched in East LA in the Chicano Moratorium in protest of the Vietnam War, and in an act of self-determination for Chicanos. Historians believe the Chicano Moratorium was one of the largest anti-war protests of its day and the first to call attention to the number of Chicanos disproportionately represented in Vietnam.

Thousands who gathered at Laguna Park after the march to listen to speakers and performers were forced to run for cover after deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department began brutally attacking march-goers with night sticks. Reporter Rubén Salazar was one of them.

Salazar, who was a well-known journalist, was killed later that evening at the Silver Dollar Bar on Whittier Boulevard when sheriff’s deputies shot a tear gas canister into the bar. The canister hit Salazar in the head and killed him instantly. Salazar had clashed with local police in the months before his death, reports the LA Times. Ángel Díaz and Lynn Ward also died that day.

See documentary on the Chicano Moratorium. More stories here.

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browsethestacks:

Spock by Jaime Hernandez

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flummoxedbird:

I finally found my way to Machu Picchu. I must say, I surprised myself with this one. I always knew I’d make my way there someday but I definitely didn’t think it’d happen this year and without much planning at all (by my standards).

I’m thankful the stars aligned in such a way that I found myself in the middle of Peru on a random day in September. Yet another unforgettable lifetime memory perfectly orchestrated by the universe

Machu Picchu/Cusco, September 2014

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salmonrojo:

Salmonrojo Rising
A Fundraiser for Red Salmon Arts

Featuring Los Aztex with Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox

Friday, October 3, 2014, Doors Open 7:00 PM
Mexitas Mexican Food Restaurant, 1109 N. IH 35, Austin, TX

with Special Guest: Leticia Rodriguez
Master of Ceremonies: Tony Diaz, Libroficante

Silent Artwork, Prints, Poster, and More Auction

Red Salmon Arts (RSA) is a grassroots literary and cultural arts organization. RSA advocates a vision of arts programming as an instrument for community empowerment and transformation. It brings established, groundbreaking, and emerging writers, artists, cultural workers, scholars, and educators primarily to the underserved Indigenous, Latina/o, and Black communities of South and East Austin. It facilitates literary workshops, book signings, poetry readings, and musical collaborations to create safe spaces for intergenerational dialogue, healing, and civic engagement.

Come and support this inspiring project!
Suggestion Donation: $10 pre-sale tickets and $12 at the door.

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.

Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Sponsored by Red Salmon Arts, Guzman Fox Creative, Mexitas Mexican Food Restaurant, and First Bingo Cooperative Association.

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Café Libro Open-Mike
Hosted by Olivia Slusher

We welcome you to join us for our bimonthly Café Libro!
Please, come read a poem, sing a song, or sit back and enjoy the night with us and our fantastic featured poets.

Come out for snacks and warm feelings, and message Olivia at 512-673-2020 if you have any questions.

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.

Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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salmonrojo:

via salmonrojo

¡Cine Resistencia!

A Red Salmon Arts Production Presents

Sleep Dealer directed by Alex Rivera

Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=nbJGQl-dJ6c

This event is a FREE community screening! Come on out for snacks and an amazing movie!

Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 7 pm
@ Resistencia Bookstore
a liberated space for independent thinking, community building, and creative & revolutionary vision

Join us at the new location!
4926 E. Cesar Chavez St. Unit C1
Austin, TX 78702

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.

Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

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nativeamericannews:

 Filmmakers Bring Ancient Tibetan Oral Tradition to Screen

Sanansaattaja, A Gesar Bard’s Tale, is a Tibetan epic that has been called the greatest literary work of humanity. Standing at more than a million verses, it would fill 120 volumes if written down. This 1,000-year-old tale of the great ruler King Gesar and his times is handed down orally, as are so many beloved American Indian stories.

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melaniecervantes:

From the River to the Sea..Palestine will free #freegaza #freegaza #blocktheboat #palestinianlivesmatter

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nativeamericannews:

 Winning Art from Santa Fe Indian Market
This week’s Big Picture features award-winning artwork from the 92nd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market by Bryant Honyouti, Hopi.Honyouti won Best of Classification: Wooden Pueblo Figurative Carvings & Sculpture.The judges picked Jackie Bread’s “Memory Keeper” as the best piece. For a full list of winners, check out the article below.

nativeamericannews:

 Winning Art from Santa Fe Indian Market

This week’s Big Picture features award-winning artwork from the 92nd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market by Bryant Honyouti, Hopi.
Honyouti won Best of Classification: Wooden Pueblo Figurative Carvings & Sculpture.
The judges picked Jackie Bread’s “Memory Keeper” as the best piece. For a full list of winners, check out the article below.



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