Start Date: Jan 28, 2023
End Date: Jan 28, 2023
From: 12:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Free Event - Join us for a full day of fun as we celebrate the closing of “Chicano Power! A Force For Change & Progress “ exhibition on Saturday, January 28th. This exhibition focuses on the rise of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in El Paso, Texas. From anti-discrimination activism encompassing farmworkers and labor rights to anti-war movements wrapped in cultura, the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in El Paso, Texas is the story of how youth, along with neighborhood mentors and families, fought to transform social and systemic inequities into improved conditions.
12:00 PM – Opening blessing by Danza Azteca Omecoatl
12:30 PM – Roundtable with leaders, organizers, and elders from El Paso’s Chicano movement
2:15 PM – Guided Tour by EPMH Director Erica Marín
2:30 PM – DJ set from Sound Decay Records
5:00 PM & 5:30 PM – Scenes from "Heroes and Saints" by Cherríe Moraga, performed by the UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance with special permission from the playwright.
There will be tabling by local organizations and activities for kids!
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.