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Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 6:30 PM
UTRGV - Edinburg Campus
1201 W. University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539
The Edcouch-Elsa High School Walkout of November 14, 1968, was a defining moment in Rio Grande Valley history and a key component in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement as the event provided an entire community with the reassurance that their voices could and did make a difference.
The heroic Edcouch-Elsa Walkout was a combustion of the many years of experiencing racism, segregationist policies, and discrimination at the hands of the Anglo educators and administrators. The Mexican American students, however, realized their own potential and had the courage to envision Edcouch-Elsa as a great place to receive an education.
Fifty years later, we celebrate the fruit of their heroic actions.
It is because of the student’s dedication to their community, determination to fight for a better future, and selflessness that we are able to exercise many of our rights and freedoms today in the Rio Grande Valley. They are heroes of the Rio Grande Valley and the Edcouch- Elsa High School Walkout is one of the most important historical events of the 20th century in the US.
Join us on Friday. Nov. 30 at 6:30 PM at the UTRGV - Edinburg Campus for a documentary screening to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Walkout. This will be the first time this documentary will be shown publicly.
The screening will be following by a short Q&A session between the audience and participants who were part of the historic Walkout.