19 Feb Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice
Mario T. Garcia (Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCSB)
Sal Castro (Retired Teacher, LAUSD)
Wednesday, February 23 / 3:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
Mario Garcia and Sal Castro will discuss their recently published book Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice. Based on oral history, this book is the life-story of a remarkable high school teacher, Sal Castro, who in 1968 inspired the Chicano students of the East Los Angeles public schools to stage a massive walkout to protest years of school discrimination and educational inequality that affected Mexican American students. These walkouts came to be known as the “blowouts” and represent a seminal event of the Chicano Movement of that era. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Chicano/Latino Research Group, the Dept. of Chican@ Studies, and the Chicano Studies Institute.