Calendar of Related 50th Anniversary Events
Brava’s presentation of Vero Majano’s Remember Los Siete in one event in a series commemorating 50 years of resistance from Los Siete until today. Please see below for the full schedule of community events:
APRIL 5 – MAY 17
The Community Rises: 50 years of Cultura y Resistencia from Los Siete to Today
ACCIÓN LATINA JUAN R. FUENTES GALLERY
50 years ago, the arrest of seven young Central American men from the Mission District galvanized a movement and helped define a radical politics of self-determination. Join Acción Latina for an art exhibition and series of talks on the movement aesthetics and cultural resistance of Yolanda M. Lopez, Donna James Amador, the Basta! Ya! and the Los Siete Defense Committee.
Friday, April 5 - 6pm
Wednesday, May 1 - 6pm
Free Public Plática: 50 years of Gentrification and Displacement from, from BART and urban renewal to tech shuttles and the Monster.
Wednesday, May 15 - 6pm
Free Public Plática: 50 years of Defending Black and Brown Youth, from Los Siete to Alex Nieto, Luis Góngora Pat and Mario Woods.
For more information and gallery hours, please visit accionlatina.org/fuentesgallery.
Saturday APRIL 6, 11AM – 2PM
Los Siete de la Raza Bicycle History Tour
With Bicis del Pueblo/PODER SF and Shaping San Francisco
MEET @ 24TH STREET & BALMY ALLEY
Explore the sites where a creative and militant social movement response took hold after police arrested six young Latino men for the May 1, 1969 murder of an undercover cop on Alvarado Street. Trace the history of the mobilization, the sites where newspapers, health clinics, and more were produced.
Tour ends at 2 pm at Accíon Latina exhibit, with plática.
Helmets required for under 18. Bring your own bike & water. Moderate paced ride for all ages. Bilingual Spanish/English
Donations appreciated. For more information and to RSVP, please visit shapingsf.org/tours.html#lossiete.
Saturday, APRIL 13, 6PM
Poetry of Resistance and Remembrance
BRAVA’S CABARET, 2773 24TH STREET
Presented in conjunction with Acción Latina and the Paseo Artístico free community art stroll.
Original Los Siete de la Raza organization members join younger generations to remember resisting injustice 50 years ago and continuing the fight to live free today. DJ Leydis will also be in the house, and Brava’s Cabaret bar will be open.
Click here for more information.
Thursday, APRIL 18, 11AM – 1PM
Free Public Conversation
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
Special Collections Reading Room
Additional details TBA.
Saturday, MAY 8, 7:30PM
The Women of Los Siete de la Raza
518 VALENCIA STREET (NEAR 16TH)
A Free Public Talk presented by Shaping San Francisco
Co-hosted by California Historical Society
50 years after the arrest of seven young men from the Mission District galvanized a movement, women gather who were active in creating the multi-faceted community response that grew out of the Los Siete Defense Committee. From Basta Ya!—the newspaper—to Centro de Salud and La Raza Information Center and a free breakfast program, explore a lasting legacy in this plática including Donna James Amador, Yolanda M. Lopez, Judy Drummond, Maria Elena Ramirez, Nilda Alverio, and author Marjorie Heins (Strictly Ghetto Property). Eva Martínezmoderates.
For more information, please visit shapingsf.org.