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State Sanctioned Violence: Police Brutality during the Chicano Moratorium
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.
Created and Curated by Amado Castillo, Under the Direction of Doug Johnson