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We Too Were Once Young: The Legacy of Struggle of La Raza Unida Party

October 8, 2021 | 6:30 PM | Buena Vista Theatre

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of first state convention of La Raza Unidad Party (RUP) in San Antonio, Texas we will host Ignacio Garcia, Ph.D., the Lemuel Hardison Redd. Jr., Professor of Western and Latino History, from Brigham Young University. He is the author of "United We Win: The Rise and Fall of La Raza Unida Party".

Welcome

Roger Enriquez, Associate Professor, College for Health, Community and Policy and Executive Director Westside Community Partnership

Introduction

Mario Compean, President and CEO Academia America, former Gubernatorial Candidate, State of Texas (RUP)

Keynote

Ignacio Garcia, Ph.D.

ignacio-garcia-ldsea-2018.pngIn commemoration of the 50th anniversary of first state convention of La Raza Unida Party (RUP) in San Antonio, Texas we will host Ignacio Garcia, Ph.D., the Lemuel Hardison Redd. Jr., Professor of Western and Latino History, from Brigham Young University. He is the author of "United We Win: The Rise and Fall of La Raza Unida Party". The RUP was founded to combat and eliminate the historical pattern of electoral and political exclusion of Mexican Americans. Dr. Garcia chronicles the significant events, struggles and personalities of the Raza Unida Party but concludes that the demise mirrored the Chicano movement generally, where too many leaders and agendas cancelled themselves out.

Sponsors

UTSA Westside Community Partnerships and Academia America