10 Reasons to Commemorate the Chicano Moratoriums 1969-1971

While many of the Chicano generation are retiring from work, its not time to retire from the movement

By Rosalio Munoz
Published on LatinoLA: March 15, 2010

10 Reasons to Commemorate the Chicano Moratoriums 1969-1971

10 reasons to Commemorate the Chicano Moratoriums 1969-1971

1. Because they opposed an unjust war.

2. Because they were grass roots based

3. Because they supported the non violent struggle for social justice

4. Because they were the largest, broadest and most united events of the Mexican American struggles for justice

5. Because they were youth led

6. Because they were brutally attacked and undermined by government forces and the media

7. Because the people defended themselves and continued their organized struggles despite government repression.

8. Because the people's journalist Ruben Salazar was assassinated and others killed during the police riot of August 29, 1970.

9. Because the unity and repression and the peoples collective memory of them have fostered a greater resolve to struggle for peace and social justice.

10. Because the history and legacy of the moratorium are ignored, covered up, and distorted by the corporate media and academia.

About Rosalio Munoz:
Rosalio Munoz was the chair of the August 29, 1970 National Chicano Moratorium, he is a cochair of the 40th Anniversary Commemoration Committee of the Chicano Moratoriums
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