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Civil Rights in Early Silicon Valley: The Chicana/o Experience

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Event Details

In honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Los Altos History Museum presents a less known period of local history, inspired by King’s activism for racial equality. The program, titled “Civil Rights in Early Silicon Valley: The Chicana/o Experience,” will be held online, Wed, Jan 12 from 7-8:30pm.

Alexandro Jara will present his research on Mexican American and Chicana/o activism during the 1970s, and how the local civil rights movement has shaped Santa Clara County politically and culturally. A San Jose native, Jara is earning his PhD in the Department of History at the University of New Mexico, with an emphasis on 20th century U.S. Urban and Latino history. He currently works as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of History at Santa Clara University.

Perlita Dicochea will open the topic and field Q & As. Dicochea is the communications and events associate and program coordinator at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity at Stanford University.

To register for the free program, visit losaltoshistory.org/ChicanaoExperience.

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Cost: FREE
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