La Historia Del Pasado, La Historia Del Presente
Diana and I are part of las Mujeres Rebeldes organizing collective & La Chola Bloga is co-sponsoring this event. Please attend this and future screenings at Resistencia Bookstore, home of Red Salmon Arts.
Este Miercoles! This Wednesday! If you’re in Austin check this out. Come learn :)7pm Wednesday April 25, 2012Mujeres Rebeldespresentsa documentary film screening ofWE WILL ALWAYS BE HERE!
(Sol Rojo Productions)
This historic documentary captures the destruction of the Los Elementos mural and the Juarez-Lincoln building, and the resistance to stop its destruction.
Juárez-Lincoln University, 715 East First Street, was founded in 1971 in Austin, Texas, as a Mexican American/Chicana/o center of higher education. It was a direct out growth of the wider Chicano/a movement for civil rights, self-determination, & ethnic pride that took root & grew from the 1950s through the 1970s. Juárez-Lincoln was closed in 1979, when Antioch University withdrew its support.
However, the Juárez-Lincoln building continued to house LUChA, League of United Chicano Artists, which was an umbrella organization that hosted multi-media projects and cultural arts programs. Juárez- Lincoln then served as a cultural arts center for the Mexico/a-Chicano/a community. The building with its mural by Raúl Valdez became a symbol for East Austin residents. When real estate developers announced in 1980 that the building would be demolished to make way for an office building (now an IHOP), neighborhood groups took the battle to court, hoping to turn the building into a neighborhood center. After litigation the building was demolished in 1983.
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