Film: Walkout

Date: 09.20.2010

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Pauling Hall 216

WalkoutEnjoy a special film presentation in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Walkout is the true story of a little-known moment in the history of the Latino community in East Los Angeles. In 1968, Lincoln High School honor student Paula Crisotomo, outraged at the treatment afforded Chicano students in the L.A. school system, organizes a mass student walkout at five barrio high schools. Produced for HBO, Walkout originally aired on March 18, 2006.  Admission: Free

Introduction by Professor Veronica Quezado on the film's context within the Chicano movement.

Special Guest: Paula Crisotomo, Senior Director of Community and Guest Relations, Occidental College