Community Panel and Discussion: Re-examining the Legacy of the 1994 Ethnic Studies Protests at CU Boulder
Friday June 10, 2022 – 5:00-7:30pm
Join Mateo Manuel Vela and UMAS y MECHA for an interactive exhibit discussing the history of CU Boulder social movements from the 1960s-1990s with archival sources and newspapers utilized in Vela’s research, and chosen by UMAS y MEChA members. Participants will be provided with guided questions, copies of these documents and art supplies to interpret and engage with the history of the CU Ethnic Studies protests.
Afterwards participants are invited to join in an intergenerational dialogue about the links between CU Boulder BIPoC and Chicanx protest movements across time. This will be done to establish a historically informed dialogue on how BIPoC and Chicanx social movements can be sustained at CU in a new political and economic moment.
A panel of former CU Boulder Alumni and participants in the 1994 Ethnic Studies protests will be in attendance, which will be moderated by Vela and other UMAS y MECHA members. Participants will also be given an opportunity to ask their own questions to the panelists at the event. Food and drinks will be provided.
Panelists will include: CU Boulder alumni Carlos Kareem Windham and Monica Prez, Boulder County Commissioner Marta Loachamin, and KGNU Community Radio station manager Tim Russo.
El movimiento sigue public programming is generously supported by Audrey & Andy Franklin, the City of Boulder and the Boulder Arts Commission.
Image: Los Seis de Boulder Sculpture Project and Jasmine Baetz, El movimiento sigue. Image courtesy of BMoCA.
Upcoming: El movimiento sigue Programs:
Ofrenda de la Danza Azteca-Mexica – Educating Honoring Healing
Danza Azteca-Mexica Interactive Workshop
By Any Means We Deem Necessary: An Archival Exhibit of the 1994 Ethnic Studies Protests at CU Boulder
Past El movimiento sigue Programs:
El Movimiento Sigue – Open Call for Programming Proposals
El Movimiento Sigue Programming Proposals: Listening Session
El Movimiento Sigue Programming Proposals: Online Question Session
The Journey Continues Toward Justice, El Movimiento Sigue