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Chicano Moratorium

ID Number: 2305
Maker: La Raza Graphics
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 1984
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 59 cm x 44 cm; 23 1/4 in x 17 5/16 in
Main Subject: Chicano/Latino
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

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Chicano Moratorium "Self-Determination in Aztlán!" 1970-1984 ¡Trabajos, No Guerra, Para la Juventud! "Raza Won't Fight U.S. Wars No More!" Sunday, August 26 1-6 p.m. Dolores Park, S.F. Sunrise Celebration 5 a.m., Dolores Park Los Peludos · Orquesta Alegría Baile Folklórico · Teatro Latino Xitlalli Dancers y más! For booth and other info call: (415) 621-1155 (415) 369-1574 Chicano Memorial Day, Wed. August 29th Self-Determination Rally S.F. Federal Building 12:00-1:00 450 Golden Gate Ave. "Build the Chicano Movement Forum" 7:30-10 p.m. 1855 Folsom St. 1st Floor No Vietnams! No Migra Raids! Viva Aztlán Raza Un Jobs Not War US Out Of Central America

Acquisition Number: 1991-098

Chicano casualties in the Viet Nam War were high. Although the Chicano population officially numbered 10 to 12 percent of the total population of the Southwest, Chicanos comprised over 19 percent of all casualties from this region. In 1969, the Brown Berets formed the National Chicano Moratorium Committee to mobilize Chicano opposition to the Viet Nam War. Their first demonstration was held on December 20, 1969, with 2,000 in attendance. Two months later, 6,000 marched. In March 1970, Chicanos from all over the United States flocked to Denver to the Second Annual Chicano Youth Conference. They planned hundreds of local Chicano moratoria, climaxing with a national moratorium in Los Angeles on August 29. Between 20,000 and 30,000 marched peaceably in East Los Angeles, and then settled down to enjoy the program of music and speeches. Police and Sheriff's deputies used a minor incident as an excuse to break up the demonstration. They rushed into the park in military formation, using clubs and firing tear-gas canisters. Eventually 1200 officers occupied Laguna Park. Mass arrests, beatings, and repeated use of mace followed. Three people died, including Rubén Salazar, after whom Laguna Park was renamed.

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