Marching students : Chicana and Chicano activism in education, 1968 to the present (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Marching students : Chicana and Chicano activism in education, 1968 to the present

Author: Margarita Berta-Ávila; Anita Tijerina Revilla; Julie López Figueroa
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1968 over 10,000 Chicana/o high school students in East Los Angeles walked out of their schools in the first major protest against racism and educational inequality staged by Mexican Americans in the United States. They ignited the Mexican-American civil rights movement, which opened the doors to higher education and equal opportunity in employment for Mexican Americans and other Latinos previously excluded.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margarita Berta-Ávila; Anita Tijerina Revilla; Julie López Figueroa
ISBN: 9780874178418 087417841X
OCLC Number: 662152798
Description: xiv, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Genealogies of the student "blowouts" of 1968 / Carlos Tejeda --
Visual culture and art in activism / Adriana Katzew and Lilia R. De Katzew --
Raising a multidimensional consciousness of resistance / Alejandro Covarrubias --
Activating parents' voices / Edward M. Olivos and Carmen E. Quintana --
Black and brown high school student activism / Rita Kohli and Daniel G. Solórzano --
Educational justice and access / Nico González [and others] --
The Las Vegas activist crew / Anita Tijerina Revilla and Evelyn M. Rangel-Medina.
Responsibility: edited by Margarita Berta-Ávila, Anita Tijerina Revilla, Julie López Figueroa.

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In 1968 over 10,000 Chicana/o high school students in East Los Angeles walked out of their schools in the first major protest against racism and educational inequality staged by Mexican Americans in the United States. They ignited the Mexican-American civil rights movement, which opened the doors to higher education and equal opportunity in employment for Mexican Americans and other Latinos previously excluded. Marching Students is a collaborative effort by Chicana/o scholars in several fields to place the 1968 walkouts and Chicana and Chicana Civil Rights Movement in historical context, highlighting the contribution of Chicana/o educators, students, and community activists to minority education.

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"This book represents an important contribution, in that it attempts to re-engage past struggles within the context of contemporary theories of struggle and resistance." - Antonia Darder, coauthor of Read more...

 
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