Wednesday, May 17th
10:30a-11:30a: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WITH POLICE (Room 9208)
Join Lila Silverstein of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for this informative workshop and get to know your rights! We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us fairly regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, origin, or religion. This session provides tips for interacting with local law enforcement.
12:30p-2:30p: WALKOUT – FILM (Room 9208)
The 2006 film Walkout is a dramatization of the historic 1968 walkout in Los Angeles, a Chicanx student-led protest responding to untenable learning conditions and systemic racism in the schools. This film highlights the experiences of students in East Los Angeles protesting academic prejudice and dire school conditions. An award-winning film producer and community activist, Moctesuma Esparza, helped organize the 1968 walkout and was arrested and jailed along with 12 others for conspiracy to disturb the peace. This film helps center the organization of Chicanx students in the struggle for a voice in activism.