On August 29, 1970, demonstrators marched through East Los Angeles in a peaceful protest against the Vietnam War. Although it ended in conflict and death, it galvanized many who participated, sparking their careers in the arts and community activism. Meet four creative forces in a discussion on how the Chicano Moratorium impacted their life’s work.
Willie Herrón, muralist, performance artist, and commercial artist
Jesse Velo, musician and civil rights analyst/investigator
Margarita Cuarón, artist and social activist
María Eléna Yepes, educator, writer and community activist,
Moderated by Esperanza Sanchez, associate curator at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.
Presented in conjunction with LA Plaza’s exhibition “Patriotism in Conflict: Fighting for Country and Comunidad.”