Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2015-05-20
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Ceremony marks forced removal of Mexican Americans during Depression
From a news release
2012-02-23

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


LOS ANGELES, CA — On Sunday, February 26, 2012, MALDEF and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes will host a formal commemoration ceremony and acknowledgment of the apology made regarding the massive Mexican American repatriation/expatriation drives of the 1930's. The private ceremony, which will be followed by a series of public educational events, will expose the Los Angeles community to the government's role in the forced removal of 400,000 California citizens and residents of Mexican descent between 1929 and 1944. The commemoration falls on the 81st anniversary of the infamous La Placita raid by government officials, who seized hundreds of Mexican American community members.

Special invited guests include expatriation survivors and their families as well as prominent elected officials and community leaders (see below for more details). Following proclamations and presentations, a commemorative memorial monument will be unveiled. The monument will be permanently housed at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.

WHAT:

Forced Removal of Mexican Americans during the Great Depression: MALDEF and LA Plaza Host Commemorative Ceremony and Monument Unveiling

WHO:

Special Guests/Presenters (In Program Order)

Eva Longoria, Moderator

Thomas A. Saenz, President & General Counsel, MALDEF

Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Icon

The Honorable Cruz Reynoso, California Supreme Court Justice (Ret.); Civil Rights Lawyer

The Honorable Joseph Dunn, Senator (CA-34), California State Senate (Ret.); Author of SB 670: "Apology Act for the 1930s Mexican Repatriation Program"

Emilia Castañeda, Repatriation Survivor

The Honorable Esteban Torres, Congressman (CA-38), U.S. House of Representatives (Ret.); Chair, Board of Trustees, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

The Honorable Gloria Molina, Supervisor (1st District), Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Member, Board of Trustees, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

WHEN:

Sunday, February 26, 2012

10:30 am — Commemorative Ceremony and Monument Unveiling

12:00 pm — Luncheon

WHERE:

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 North Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

In the 1930s, local, state, and federal authorities were involved in the forced repatriation and expatriation of nearly 2 million Mexican American individuals, disrupting and in many cases permanently separating families. In California, an estimated 400,000 people were removed. This aggressive uprooting involved massive raids and roundups targeting Mexican Americans, even though many were native-born United States citizens. In 2005, the State of California passed legislation to issue a formal apology to the victims of the repatriation/expatriation.

MALDEF ( www.maldef.org )

634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-629-2512

In 2003, MALDEF represented repatriated Mexican Americans who sought reparations and an official apology from the state of California. Through the filing of a lawsuit and active engagement in public policy and legislative efforts to address the issue at the federal and state level, MALDEF helped secure the passage of former California State Senator Joe Dunn's legislation, SB 670: "Apology Act for the 1930s Mexican Repatriation Program." Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 670 in 2005.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes ( www.lapca.org )

501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 888 488-8083 Wednesday—Monday, noon—7 pminfo@lapca.org

LA Plaza was built to celebrate and honor the history and continued influence of Mexican and Mexican American culture, particularly within Los Angeles and the Southern California region. With the unveiling of a permanent plaque to be housed at LA Plaza, the sorrowful story of those individuals and families who lives were upended by California's repatriation program will finally be told. LA Plaza is proud to help share stories of the Mexican and Mexican-American experience and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture.


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

National: Blood-donation ban; Jeb Bush; Arkansas city's pro-LGBT move 2015-05-19
World news: Costa Rica ruling; Chelsea Manning statue; Gambia president's words 2015-05-19
Cappleman celebrates, announces appointment 2015-05-19
At inauguration, Emanuel pledges future for Chicago's lost youth 2015-05-18
City of Chicago inauguration plans set 2015-05-13
World: Gay premier in PEI; Australian lawmakers; hookup apps, STIs 2015-05-12
National roundup: Cleveland's pro-gay move; Hawaii's pro-trans law; trans teen's suicide 2015-05-12
National: GOP lawmaker outed; Clay Aiken; Leelah Alcorn 2015-05-05
National: Biden at HRC event; Little Rock; trans gamer's suicide 2015-04-28
Pride Parade stays in Lake View in 2015, but with caveats 2015-04-28
Chicago rally planned during Supreme Court hearing 2015-04-28
NYC gay hotelier apologizes for Cruz appearance 2015-04-26
Gay Chicago city council members to form caucus 2015-04-24
Gay Men's Chorus of Washington to make first-ever gay chorus visit to Cuba 2015-04-23
Carey: Lynch confirmation welcome; playing politics not 2015-04-23
#1 mill. #IDo challenge announced at Lambda Legal Bon Foster event 2015-04-23
National roundup: Fla. adoption; Ky. ruling; GOP guv goes to gay wedding 2015-04-22
Chicago couple part of Hillary Clinton announcement 2015-04-22
Election dates set for Schock seat; ex-U.S. rep sued 2015-04-22
Survey: LGBTs live mainly on coasts 2015-04-22
ACLU honors state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie 2015-04-22
Political-science panel addresses support of LGBT rights 2015-04-22
Former Baldwin staffer lodges ethics complaint 2015-04-21
ACLU lunch to honor IL House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie 2015-04-16
Freedom Indiana to work for local nondiscrimination LGBT protections 2015-04-15
Upcoming: Advocacy Day; MPSA; Bon Foster 2015-04-15
-- World news: Tel Aviv conference; Sarkozy controversy 2015-04-14
Nat'l roundup: Obama's order; LPAC backs Hillary; Repub. guv's stand 2015-04-14
Lesbian political action committee endorses Clinton 2015-04-13
National Politics Panel with LGBT leaders at historic Congress Hall, Philadelphia 2015-04-13
2016 campaign will be dynamic on LGBT issues 2015-04-13
Emanuel scores big wins along North Lakefront 2015-04-13
HIV/AIDS advocates ready for budget fight 2015-04-12
Obama comes out against LGBT 'conversion therapy' 2015-04-08
Religious bills revised; rally during hearing; LGBTQs in survey; sperm case 2015-04-08
AFC hosts first-ever virtual advocacy day 2015-04-08
Politics: Rauner files writs of special election; forum to look at Rauner budget 2015-04-08
Other races: Upsets dot the contests 2015-04-07
Rahm wins big, City Council now 10% gay 2015-04-07
Chicago Mayor Emanuel wins second term 2015-04-07
 



Copyright © 2015 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.