Symbols of Resistance looks at the history of the Chican@ Movement as it emerges in the 1970s, with a focus on events in Colorado and Northern New Mexico. The documentary explores the struggle for land, the student movement, and community struggles against police repression. As an organizing tool, this documentary has deepened people’s understanding of the roots of struggle and highlighted how this history can inform and strengthen current organizing efforts and movement building.
Our curriculum is intended to accompany and extend the impact of the film. The curriculum will highlight the relevance of the history documented in the film to present-day struggles for justice – for immigrant rights, and against the ongoing repression of ICE raids, detention, and mass deportations.