This home movie documents scenes of museum culture and city events in El Paso in 2003. Footage includes scenes from the Chicano Visions exhibit opening at the El Paso Museum of Art, as well as Cheech Marin speaking at an exhibit opening at Insights El Paso Science Center.
This home movie captures scenes of United States Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale conducting a senate committee hearing in Edinburg, Texas, followed by scenes of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. On November 24, 1969, after touring migrant labor camps throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Senators Yarborough and Mondale held a […]
This home movie captures scenes of the state convention of La Raza Unida Party (RUP) in San Antonio in October 1971. The state convention that year was the first time that RUP attempted to organize at the state level, and delegates attended from nine counties across the state, including Travis, Tarrant, and Bexar Counties. The […]
This home movie captures scenes of the funeral service for Pharr Police Riot victim Alfonso Laredo Flores, followed by scenes of the Avenas visiting Mission San Jos
This home movie captures scenes of the Avena children see-sawing in the backyard and a march through San Antonio for La Raza. Police lead the march of political activists waving UFW flags and Chicano banners.
This home movie captures scenes of a United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC) rally in Rio Grande City, Texas circa 1973 and an Avena family Christmas. At the rally, amid the crowd, are signs that read â€œFree Cesarâ€, referring to the labor leader’s 1973 arrest after his refusal to limit picketing. Also included are images […]
This home movie captures scenes of a rally and protest organized by the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) in Del Rio, Texas in March of 1969. This event, attended by approximately 3,000 residents of South Texas, occurred in reaction to Governor Preston Smith shutting down the Val Verde County arm of Volunteers in Service to […]
This home movie captures scenes of a march organized by MAYO in Pharr, Texas on March 7, 1971 to protest police brutality against Mexican-Americans and memorialize Pharr Police Riot victim Alfonso Laredo Flores. On February 6, 1971, a protest took place outside of Pharr City Hall in response to residential and school segregation still existing […]
This home movie captures scenes of a Chicano protest rally in Kingsville, likely a student walkout held in 1969, followed by scenes of Rebecca Avena learning to swim. UFW and La Raza flags hang around a makeshift stage where speakers, including MAYO founder JosÃ© Angel GutiÃ©rrez and San Antonio Judge Albert A. PeÃ±a, are seen […]
This home movie captures scenes of a Catholic Mass held in support of farmworkers in California through an organization named the D.C. Huelga Committee. It was held on the grounds of the United Methodist Building in Washington D.C. circa 1968. The officiating priest was Fr. Victor P. Saladini, who was a scholar of farm labor […]