MAY 28th, Rawlings Library, Ryals Rm, 7 pm.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the deaths of Los Seis de Boulder (The Boulder Six), a seminal event for the Colorado Chicano Movement, Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Pueblo City-County Library District, along with organizers from Symbols of Resistance, will sponsor a presentation and roundtable discussion entitled, “Pueblo Chicano Activists Remember Los Seis.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 in the Ryals Room at the Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.
The event will begin with a Chautauqua-style presentation by Symbols of Resistance, which will give brief biographies of Los Seis, followed by a roundtable discussion with Chicano activists remembering Los Seis, and reflecting on how it informed Colorado Chicano activism over the next 40 years, both in Pueblo and around the state. Facilitated by Rita Martinez, the discussion will feature Carmen Arteaga, Juan and Deborah Espinosa, Freddie ‘Freak’ Trujillo and Jose Esteban Ortega, some of whom were attending CU-Boulder at the time of the killings.
On May 27, 1974, three activists, two women and one man, were killed in a car bomb at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado. Two days later, three more Chicano activists were killed in a second car bombing in Boulder. The victims were Chicano activists heavily involved in the protests that were happening at the time: Neva Romero, 21, CU-Boulder student, UMAS (United Mexican American Students) leader, student senator; Una Jaakola, 24, CU-Boulder student, worked with youth in Denver; Reyes Martinez, 26, attorney, handled the cases of the poor while working out of his car; Francisco Dougherty, 22, active in teatro (Chicano theater), organized voters in Texas; Florencio Granado, 32, former UMAS president, La Raza Unida candidate for CU Regent, published “El Escritor del Pueblo (The Writer of the People)”; and Heriberto Teran, 24, former UMAS student leader and an accomplished poet and artist. The six who died became known as “Los Seis de Boulder.”
Hundreds of people participated in the mournful ceremonies which included marches to both bombing sites. Their deaths shocked the state with the news making its way throughout the Southwest, Mexico, and other countries. Mystery surrounds the case to this day, and no group ever claimed responsibility for the bombings. No official explanation was ever provided by police, saying they believed the victims were arming the bombs. A federal grand jury was convened, but its findings were not made public, and no person was indicted.
An exhibit of materials about Los Seis de Boulder from CSU-Pueblo’s Colorado Chicano Movement Archives will be featured as part of the event.
For more information about Los Seis, as well as the May 31st commemoration in Denver, visit the Symbols of Resistance website http://symbolsofresistance.org/
- American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism via Gale
- Trial May 8th through June 7th, 2014 FBI files illustrate the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism. An intuitive platform makes it all cross-searchable by subject or collection. Date Range: 1968-1979. Content: 14,195 pages. Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. The American Indian Movement (AIM) expanded from its roots in Minnesota and broadened its radical political agenda to include a searching analysis of the nature of social injustice in America. AIM used the media to present its message to the American public. On Thanksgiving Day 1970, AIM seized the replica of the Mayflower. In 1971, members occupied Mount Rushmore; in 1972, they took over the Bureau of Indian Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C. In February 1973, AIM members initiated a 71-day siege at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in response to the 1890 massacre of some 150 Lakota men, women and children by the U.S. Seventh Calvary.
- Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s via Gale
- Trial May 8th through June 7th, 2014 This collection allows you to explore the internal organization, personnel and activities of some of the most prominent American radical groups and their movements to change government and society. An intuitive platform makes it all cross-searchable by subject or collection. Date Range: 1956-1971. Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. This resource illuminates the enduring conflict in American history between the need of society to protect basic freedoms and the equally legitimate need to protect itself from genuine threats to its security and existence.
- Revolution in Mexico, the 1917 Constitution, and Its Aftermath via Gale
- Trial May 8th through June 7th, 2014 This collection comprises U.S. State Department documents related to the Mexican Revolution, which began in 1910 and continued sporadically until the new Constitution was adopted in 1917 through to, and including, the election of Calles
- Unite for Literacy eBooks for children
- Colorado Library Consortium, Douglas County Libraries and Unite for Literacy have partnered to provide free access to more than 100 children’s ebooks. These early literacy ebooks are all original–books carefully crafted to connect with young children and their families. They have narrated audio support with an initial goal of supporting the 300 languages that are spoken in U.S. homes. Offering photographs and illustrations to authentically depict a child’s-eye view of the real world, these ebooks are structured to reflect the most current research on the specific features that impact success for beginning readers of all ages. Unite for Literacy is a Colorado-based publisher funded by sponsorships to ensure free ebook content remains free.
- The Value of a Dollar via Grey House Publishing
- The Value of a Dollar Online is an educational reference tool useful for a wide range of curricula. It is perfect for anyone curious about social and economic history: students, writers, business historians, teachers, reporters, and more. Compare prices, consumer expenditures, investments and see the how the value of the dollar has changed from 1860 to 2014.
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