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June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on June 29th for a Film showing of Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement. Following the film Eric Mann will host a conversation with filmaker Clude Marks from The Freedom Archives, Channing Martinez, Elmo Gomez, and Brigette Amaya from the Strategy Center.
Symbols of Resistance illuminates the untold stories of the Chican@ Movement with a focus on Colorado and Northern New Mexico. This film engages the importance of student activism; the effect of police repression and how issues of identity, land and community still resonate in the Chican@ struggles of today.
Claude Marks is a former anti-imperialist political prisoner and is the Project Director of The Freedom Archives, a political, cultural oral history project, restoration center, and media production facility in San Francisco. Under his direction, The Freedom Archives has released several recent documentaries combining restored historical materials and contemporary interviews.
Eric Mann is a veteran of the Congress of Racial Equality, August 29th Movement, United Auto Workers and League of Revolutionary Struggle. He worked at the GM Van Nuys Plant with 5,000 workers 2500 of whom were Chicano and taught in the Chicano Studies Department of Cal State Northridge.