Reception to Honor Mario T. Garcia

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

In March 1968 thousands of students in East Los Angeles walked out of their classes to protest academic inequalities in LAUSD high schools. Led by educator and activitis Sal Castro, among others, these "Blowouts" helped organize the Chicano community into a political force.

In Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice, author Mario T. Garcia, professor of Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara, presents an oral history with Castro, in which he talked about his role in this transformative movement.

This reception will honor Garcia, who has given the UCLA Library audiotapes from interviews with Castro and others chronicling their experiences during the blowouts.

RSVPs are requested by April 11 to or 310.825.3985.