Monthly Archives: September 2013

José Montoya (1932-2013) QEPD

José Montoya, a founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force, regrettably passed away yesterday (9/25/13) at the age of 81. José became one of the Chicano Movement’s great poets and artists. He is remembered for his melancholic poem “El … Continue reading

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September 16th: Day of Chicano Resistance

On September 16, 1969, twenty-three year old, former UCLA student body president, Rosalio Muñoz accused the United States government “of genocide against the Mexican people.” Muñoz added, “specifically, I accuse the draft, the entire social, political, and economic system of … Continue reading

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Everything Comes From the Streets: A Documentary Tracing the Origins & History of Lowriding in San Diego

September 3, 2013 Kickstarter documentary “Everything Comes from the Streets” spotlights unique lowrider movement on the San Diego- Tijuana border FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE Contact: Alberto López Pulido, Director, 619-2604132, apulido@sandiego.edu (San Diego, California)-  Concerned that with the passage of time … Continue reading

Posted in Chicana/o, Chicana/o Film, Chicana/o Identity, Chicano Movement, Chicano Park, Community, Cultura, Documentary, Education, History, Indigenous, Knowledge, Lowrider, Photography, Resistance, San Diego | 1 Comment

Through the Eyes of a Lens: Art Meza Photographing the Chicano Lowrider

For those of you that have been following Aztlán Reads since its inception in 2011, you are very well aware of the work of Art Meza, a Chicano photographer extraordinaire based in Los Angeles. As you know, Art Meza’s lowrider … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Family Archive: From Fresnillo to the Royal Chicano Air Force

The arrival of the Spanish invaders to the Mexica capital of Tenochtitlán in 1519 led to the eventual burning of codices that erased a people’s past, while destroying their present. The Spanish invaders clearly understood that burned codices was not … Continue reading

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A Brief Eulogy of Resistance

The soul of resistance is buried deep within the heart. It sometimes takes a tragic event to uncover the beauty of resistance that manifests within our spirit. A few days ago, my uncle Jesus passed away at the age of … Continue reading

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