Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle at CSULB (3/10/14)

The CSULB University Library and

The California-Mexico Project



Photo of Ruben Salazar courtesy of the Salazar Family


Monday, March 10, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

CSULB University Theatre

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840


Ruben Salazar

Ruben Salazar

Free Admission, $5 Parking @ Lot 7 after 5 PM

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle examines the life and death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar, who was killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer on August 29, 1970 in the aftermath of the National Chicano Moratorium protest march against the Vietnam war in East Los Angeles.

At the heart of the story is Salazar’s transformation from a mainstream, establishment reporter to the primary chronicler and supporter of the radical Chicano movement.

This advance screening of Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle will feature a talk by Phil Montez, a key figure in the film and a very close friend of Ruben Salazar. Phil Montez was the director of the Western Regional Office for the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights at the time of Ruben’s killing, and taught one of the first 2 Mexican American Studies classes at CSULB, 45 years ago in the spring semester of 1969.

An event organized by the California-Mexico Studies Center to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Ethnic Studies programs at CSULB

Hosted By:

The CSULB Chicano & Latino Studies, Journalism and Film Departments, California Faculty Association,Latino Alumni Association, the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Education, and the California-Mexico Studies Center

 Co-Sponsored By:

CSULB Chicano/Latino Studies, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, and Asian American Studies Departments, Center for Community Engagement, Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures Department, Hermandad Mexicana Humanitarian Foundation, Mexican Cutural Institute of L.A., Latino, Los Amigos de Orange County, CSULB Alumni Association

Listen to CSULB Professor Armando Vazquez-Ramos, Ph.D., discuss the upcoming screening on Blog Talk Radio

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Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle premieres on PBS

Tuesday, April 29 (Check local PBS Listings)

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