“Walkout” Movie Screening & Conversation
Wednesday April 18th, 6:30pm - Free.
Come watch a screening of this film based on the East LA Walkouts w/ Paula and Marisol Crisostomo - A mother / daughter intergenerational talk.
The film is loosely focused on Paula Crisostomo's story. Acting in the film is Paula's daughter-- actress, nurse, and activist Marisol Crisostomo.
Walkout is a 2006 HBO film based on a true story of the 1968 East L.A. walkouts. Starring Alexa Vega, Efren Ramirez and Michael Peña, the film was directed by Edward James Olmos. Moctezuma Esparza, one of the students who was involved in the walkouts, was the film's executive producer and many of the actors playing parents in the film were also protesters.
Based on a true story, student activist Paula Crisostomo [played by Vega), who tired of being treated unequally, decides to take action and stage a walkout at five East Los Angeles high schools in 1968, to protest educational conditions and complain of anti-Mexican educational bias along with some 10,000 students.
JOIN US to watch the film and be in conversation with Paula and Marisol Crisostomo sharing their intergenerational work and reflections.
This programming is part of the Womxn Warriors Exhibition and Program honoring 50 Year Anniversary of the Walkouts and focusing on the womxn's work and legacy.
See the exhibition during SHG's regular hours or during Guided Tour of Womxn Warriors tours by youth ambassadors happen every hour, every Saturday till May 26th from 12-4pm.
Womxn Warriors is a collaboration among Mujeres de Maiz, Self Help Graphics & Art, Innercity Struggle, and The California Endowment.