Texas A&M-Kingsville groups host screening of Symbols of Resistance

Blue Room, Sam Fore Hall - 11/09/18 - 11/15/18

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamukedu or 361-593-2590

           KINGSVILLE (November 9, 2018) — Several organizations at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a screening of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall, 915 W. Engineering Ave.


            The screening is sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi Gamma Lambda Chapter, the language and literature department and the Hispanic Heritage Committee.


            The event will feature an introduction by Dr. Priscilla Falcon, professor, historian and activist at University of Northern Colorado.


            Symbols of Resistance explores the history of the Chicano Movement as it emerges from the 1970s, with a focus on events in Colorado and Northern New Mexico. The documentary focuses on the struggle for land, the student movement and community struggles against police repression highlighting the significance of the Chicano Movement and its relevance to struggles for social justice today.


            For more information on the film visit https://freedomarchives.org/projects/symbols-of-resistance-outreach/ and for a film review see https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/01/more-than-just-symbols-the-chicano-resistance-movement/.