¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents ¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest, a retrospective exhibition which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the East Los Angeles walkouts and brings the story of this important moment in the history of civil rights to a new generation of students. Through photographs, posters, documents, memorabilia, music, film footage, and contemporary art, the exhibition explores educational inequality in California and the actions taken by the Mexican and Mexican American students of East Los Angeles to change unequal conditions in their schools. ¡Ya Basta! links the East L.A. walkouts to a longer history of Latinx protest, including recent student activism around gun control. Interactive exhibition elements challenge visitors to stand up against injustice and become a part of this powerful legacy. Public programming throughout the run of the exhibition, including films, panel discussions, and guided student tours, will inspire intergenerational conversations about the past, present, and future of Latinx activism. The exhibition is on view from June 15, 2018 to February 25, 2019.


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