CU Chicanx/Latinx History Collection
CU Chicanx History Collection
Virtual Plenary: Dr. Nicki Gonzales, "We Will Endure: Our Journey to Understand Los Seis de Boulder"
Yonemoto, Marcia, 1964-
Associate Professor and Chair, History, CU Boulder
Associate Dean, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Rivera, John-Michael, 1969-
Associate professor and writer at the University of Colorado Boulder
Plenary address speaker
Colorado State Historian and Associate Professor of History and Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Regis University
1 video : color, sound; 44:24
Dr. Nicki Gonzales was named Colorado’s State Historian in 2021 and is the first Latino/a person to hold that position. In addition to her work at Regis University, she is a member of History Colorado’s State Historian’s Council and in July 2020 was named by Gov. Jared Polis to the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board. Professor Gonzales served on the curatorial advisory committee for History Colorado’s permanent exhibit, El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado. A native of Denver with deep family roots in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, she specializes in the history of the American West with a focus on race relations, social and political movements.
00:00 Marcia Yonemoto starts the plenary session; 01:19 Jennie Gerke talks about the "Los Seis de Boulder, Race, and Memory" symposium events; 04:50 John-Michael Rivera introduces the plenary speaker, Nicki Gonzales; 06:02 Nicki offers her thanks to CU Boulder and those involved for putting together the symposium. She continues to thank those that were associated with Los Seis and the information they shared with her; 09:30 Nicki shares the stories of individuals associated with Los Seis and the history of the Los Seis bombing in 1974; 12:40 Nicki talks about the police report that was anonymously donated to the CU Boulder archives and the trauma that has been reintroduced from the report; 14:10 Nicki walks through the event and feelings of the young activists that experienced the Los Seis bombings; 34:00 Nicki explores how the community healed after the bombings and how activists turned their pain into action. She continues to talk about the increased activism in the San Luis Valley after the bombings. Activists fought for justice regarding the Mexican Land Grants [Rights] movement; 41:00 Nicki talks about the fight for equity in education that is still needed today; 43:00 Nicki mentions Tony Garcia's plays and how they capture the fear felt by those associated with Los Seis; 43:44 Marcia thanks Nicki and ends the session.
United States--San Luis Valley
Los Seis de Boulder
Nicki Gonzales plenary address 11.6.2021.mp4
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