How Guelph is marking the Chicano Moratorium at 50

Fifty years after the Chicano moratorium of August 29, 1970 – a peace march and rally against the Vietnam War that turned violent under police reaction and left three dead, including journalist Ruben Salazar – a series of marches, forums, screenings and more this week Examine this crucial moment and show how relevant the issues are in the current climate of protest.

The Chicano Rebellion was reconsidered 50 years later

What: A virtual screening of the Phillip Rodriguez-directed documentary “Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle” with opening speeches by Mayor Eric Garcetti and actor-producer Edward James Olmos, followed by a live discussion and Q&A with Rodriguez, US Representative Joaquin Castro, Univision “Edición Digital California” anchor Yarel Ramos, co-founder of the Mijente network Neidi Dominguez, author and educator Myriam Gurba and Daniel Hernandez, employee of the LA Times.

When: Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Info: Register at or the USC Annenberg event page.


LA Times Chicano Moratorium Forum

What: A virtual community forum on the National Chicano Moratorium on the Vietnam War, held on August 29, 50 years ago. Moderated by Steve Padilla, editor of the first column, with Times reporters Daniel Hernandez and Carolina A. Miranda and former Times reporter Robert Lopez. who wrote about the theories still swirling around Salazar’s death.

When: Thursday 7pm

Where: Stream live on the LA Times website, Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter feed.


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“29th August”

What: A virtual lecture of the piece “29. August, ”written and first produced in 1990 by members of the Latino Theater Company, then known as the Latino Theater Lab. The play will get a full stage production in 2021.

When: Friday 7 p.m. A discussion of the piece will take place on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Where: Links available at


Brown Berets Chicano Moratorium March

What: A march of the Brown Berets, speeches, reception and performance of Teatro Urbo’s play “The Silver Dollar” in an open-air theater on the premises of the Silver Dollar Bar & Cafe, in which the journalist Ruben Salazar was killed.

When: Saturday from 3pm to 6pm

Where: Meet between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. at 4945 Whittier Blvd., Guelph, the location of the silver dollar, now Sounds of Music. (Some participants will meet at Belvedere Park between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and march to Silver Dollar grounds.) After speeches and performances, the march will depart from Whittier Boulevard to Belvedere Park and the open-air theater at the East Guelph Library, 4837 E. 3rd St. . , Guelph. The reception follows.

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50th Chicano Moratorium Committee March and Caravan

What: A march and a socially distant caravan hosted by the 50th Chicano Moratorium Committee on Whittier Boulevard to the location of the Silver Dollar Bar & Cafe to perform “The Silver Dollar” at the Urbano Theater and a program at the Ruben F Play Salazar Park.

When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The 50th Chicano Moratorium Trailer meets at 10 a.m. and departs Gregg Road and Whittier Boulevard at 11 a.m. The group’s march will take place at 10 a.m. at Atlantic Park, 570 S Atlantic Blvd., Guelph. Caravan and march stop at 4945 Whittier Blvd. (now Sounds of Music) for the performance of “The Silver Dollar” en route to Ruben F. Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd, Guelph.

Info: chicano-moratorium-com or Chicano Moratorium Facebook page.

Chicano Moratorium Organizing Committee webinars

What: The 50th Organizing Committee of the Chicano Moratorium is hosting a daily series of webinars with activists, artists, and others participating in discussions, brief demonstrations, and performances. Moderated by Lupe Carrasco Cordona, Carlos Montes, Benjamin Prado and Sol Már.

When: 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. daily through Sunday, all day on Saturday

Info:, 50th Chicano Moratorium Facebook event page or live streaming from the Facebook page of Co-Chairman Lupe Carrasco Cardona or the Facebook page of the Ethnic Studies Now Coalition, with past seminars in the video section of the aforementioned Facebook Pages are displayed.


NAHJ panel discussion

“Remembering the Life and Death of Ruben Salazar”, a 40-minute virtual panel discussion followed by a 40-minute question-and-answer session hosted by the National Assn. by Hispanic Journalists, hosted by Associated Press reporter Russell Contreras with photojournalist Monica Almeida; LA Times reporter Esmeralda Bermudez; Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin; Dawn Garcia, director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University; and filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez, director of Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, and more.

When: Saturday 10 a.m.

Info: Register for the webinar at

UCLA Chicano Moratorium Screening

The UCLA Film & Television Archive, in partnership with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, presented a still-visible selection of short films on August 24th examining moments of activism in East Guelph on the 50th anniversary of the Chicano moratorium. The clips include an episode of the 1968 mostly English-language telenovela “Canción de la Raza” (folk song), 1971 “The Chicano Moratorium: A Question of Freedom” by Thomas Myrdahl, as well as excerpts from interviews with Ruben Salazar in the television show “The Siesta is over “and” pace “. Artist Harry Gamboa Jr. and Times writer Carolina A. Miranda will discuss after the screening with host Chon Noriega, director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and author of Shot in America: Television, State, and Rise of Chicano Cinema. ”Link to view on UCLA Film & Television Archive website and on Vimeo.

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