09.12.10: Slideshow - 500 Years of Chicano History

Joaquin Lujan, David Montoya, Ruth Contreras, and Susan Seymore present a slideshow of the SouthWest Organizing Project's reissue of 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures (SWOP, $24.99). "What better way than through pictures to learn about the mestizo people in whom Indian Blood runs strong? The time for recognition and understanding of our suffering is long overdue." ~Verna Williamson, Former Governor, Pueblo Isleta.This notorious, profound book tells the story of how the Chicano people came to be in what is now the U.S. well before the Pilgrims and, after the U.S. war of 1846-48, were made strangers in our own land.  Why call it notorious? Because this book tells the true history of the Chicano people of the SouthWest - the one you don't usually find in classrooms. This bilingual book was first published by the Chicano Communications Center of Albuquerque, N.M., in 1976 as 450 Years of Chicano History in Pictures/450 Anos del Pueblo Chicano"One of the most motivating books on the Chicano experience as far as working class people and students are concerned...The visual quality adds a fantastic dimension to the understanding of our past." ~ Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuna, California State University, Northridge. 

Event date: 
Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW Flying Star Pla
87107-3157 Albuquerque