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¡El Grito Para La Igualdad!/The Cry for Equality!: Young Chicanas/os participation in the Brown Berets Organization and their Community Action against Racial, Social, and Gender Disparities, is an exhibit that focuses on a Pro-Chicano youth activist organization, the Brown Berets, whose efforts and campaigns took place in the context of the Chicano Movement. This project aims to showcase the Los Angeles Brown Berets through an examination of the policies and strategies used by the organization to unite the Chicano public. The general goal is to distinguish the Brown Berets from other political organizations messages, tactics, and members. However, the specific objective is to present young Chicanas roles within the movement and how they navigated the patriarchy within the Brown Berets organization.
State Sanctioned Violence: Police Brutality during the Chicano Moratorium centers the events leading up to, during and immediately following the National Chicano Moratorium on August 29, 1970. The Chicano Moratorium was a watershed moment during the Chicano Movement and an important part of the peace movement, as the largest collective action by Mexican-Americans in the United States at the time with approximately 30,000 people in attendance. What began as a peaceful and community-led protest and rally bringing light to the disproportionate amount of Chicanxs dying in Vietnam became a scene of violence and chaos due to the actions of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Fifty years after the events of the Chicano Moratorium, Police Brutality is still a major issue for communities of color even amidst a time of global pandemic.
The Church of the Epiphany People's History Project presents Why the Chicano Moratorium in efforts to address and provide insight on the key historical moments that led up to the National Chicano Moratorium march and rally in East Los Angeles on August 29, 1970. Community Historian and Curator, Rosalio Muñoz, looks at why these events happened, how they happened, and what happened in the aftermath. Furthermore, Muñoz looks at how the events of that day still affect the Chicano-Latino community today and now.