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El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado

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El Movimiento, the Chicano Movement in Colorado of the 60s and 70s, made a significant and lasting impact on the history of Colorado. On Sept. 25 th over 300 community residents attended a celebration of the achievements of the Chicano Movement in Colorado at the History Colorado Center featuring presentations by Chicano community and elected leaders as well as cultural performances.

The celebration was sponsored by AARP and co-sponsored by: History Colorado Center; Metropolitan State University of Denver – Chicana(o) Studies Department; Regis University; Su Teatro; American GI Forum Mile High Chapter; Cesar Chavez Peace & Justice Committee of Denver; Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Denver Public Library.

AARP and Regis University are collaborating to record Oral Histories of participants in Colorado’s Chicano movement.

AARP and the Denver Public Library are also digitizing photos of the movement to add to the Library’s online archive.

To participate or for more information email rrey@aarp.org

 

Councilman Paul Lopez Program Introduction at El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado 

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Lieutenant Governor Joseph Garcia on the Significance of the Chicano Movement at El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado

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A Poem by  Ramon DelCastillo at  El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado

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Nita Gonzales on the Chicano Movement’s achievements at El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado

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A Poem by Flor Lovato at El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado

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Shirley Romero Otero on the Land Rights Struggle at El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado

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Performance by Su Teatro featuring the music of Daniel Valdez at El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado

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Closing Remarks by Councilman Paul Lopez at El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado

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[Photo courtesy by Latin Life]
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