Detail View: CU Chicanx/Latinx History Collection: Session 5B: The Chicano Movement at CU Boulder, 1971-1975: The Photography of Juan Espinosa

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CU Chicanx History Collection
Session 5B: The Chicano Movement at CU Boulder, 1971-1975: The Photography of Juan Espinosa
Ordaz, Jessica
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Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies, CU Boulder
Espinosa, Juan
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BA Journalism '74. Co-founder of La Cucaracha newspaper in Pueblo, Colorado.
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Moving image
symposia (conferences)
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Boulder (Colo.)
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1 video : color, sound; 53:58
presentations (communicative events)
Join CU alum and journalist Juan Espinosa (BA Journalism ‘74) for an audio-visual presentation of his photojournalism work documenting El Movimiento at CU Boulder, in Colorado, and across the West in the early 1970s. As an undergraduate at CU, Espinosa was the founder of El Diario de la Gente, UMAS’s student newspaper, and also served as one of its photographers and reporters. He was also the first student co-director of CU’s UMAS-Equal Opportunity Program (UMAS-EOP). Espinosa’s photographs document, among many other topics, conflicts within the UMAS-EOP program, the March 1973 police attack on the Crusade for Justice headquarters in Denver, La Raza Unida’s National Convention, the Constitutional Convention of the United Farm Workers Union, the May 1974 student occupation of CU’s Temporary Building 1, and the aftermath of the deaths of Los Seis de Boulder.
08:16 Jessica Ordaz introduces the presentation and speaker; 11:00 Juan Espinosa begins his presentation. He starts by playing a video he created using photographs he took during the Chicano movement from 1971-1975; 15:00 Juan starts the video again with the sound; 34:10 The video addresses the support of UMAS for the Black Student Alliance (BSA); 38:40 The video presentation displays graphic images of the aftermath of the car bombs; 39:16 Video presentation shows portraits of the Los Seis victims starting with Neva Romero, Reyes Martinez, Una Jaakola, Florencio "Freddy" Granado, Heriberto Lee Teran, and Francisco Daugherty; 45:15 Juan checks to see if there are any questions for him in the chat. An audience member asks how he feels about Chicanx people using his photographs for educational purposes; 51:37 Juan talks about the photograph of him with his daughter in his backpack and how personal that photograph is for him considering the grief he felt at the time; 52:33 Jessica thanks Juan and ends the session.
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Segment sequence
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Student movements
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Chicano movement
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UMAS (Organization)
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Nineteen seventies
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Los Seis de Boulder
Session 5B 11.6.2021.mp4
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