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Para Mi Pueblo: Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Conference

This conference is presented by the Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project in collaboration with History Colorado and Denver Arts and Venues. This conference brings together scholars and artists to discuss the visual legacy of Chicano/a muralists as advocates and activists whose art has shaped our communities and given a voice to the peoples and places of Colorado.

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm History Colorado Center 1200 Broadway Denver, CO 80203

Following conference—Siquieros: Walls of Passion Film Screening 4:30 doors open; 5:00 pm screening; 6:00 pm talk back McNichols Building 144 W. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80202

The conference and screening are free and open for all to attend.

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9:00 a.m. MDC Terrace Room Coffee reception with light breakfast provided

9:30 a.m. Welcome Jillian Mollenhauer

9:40 a.m.

  1. Chicano/a History in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico Nicki Gonzales, Regis University

  2. Activistas: Chicanas at the Forefront Then and Now Arlette Lucero, Artist

  3. El Himno Oficial de La Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos (The Official Hymn of the Society for the Mutual Protection of Workers). The SPMDTU founded in Antonito, Colorado in 1910 is the oldest active Hispanic organization in the United States. Performed by Antonio Esquibel, Professor Emeritus, Metropolitan State University of Denver

  4. Murals and Activism Emanuel Martinez, Artist

10:40 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m.

  1. Chicano/a Murals: Art of Protest and Social Conscience Leticia Tanguma, Artist

  2. The Codices of the Barrio Carlos Fresquez, Artist/Metropolitan State University

  3. Shroud and Destruction of Chicano/a Murals in Denver Lucha Martínez de Luna, Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project

  4. Chicano/a Murals and Community Tony Ortega, Artist/Regis University

12:15-1:30 Lunch Break (on own; multiple lunch options in and around museum)

1:30 p.m.

  1. Acrylic on Concrete: Space, Futurism, and Colonization in Arte Mestiza Nancy Rios, Colorado College

  2. Identity and Public Art Gregg Deal, Artist

  3. Chicano/a Art: A Personal Perspective Leo Tanguma, Artist

  4. History of Graffiti Art in Denver Jolt, Artist

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45-4:15 p.m. Round Table Discussion with Colorado Chicano/a Muralists:

Gregg Deal, Victor Escobedo, Carlotta EspinoZa, Carlos Fresquez, David Garcia, Jason Garcia, Jolt, Josiah Lopez, Arlette Lucero, Stevon Lucero, Emanuel Martinez, uCSepia, Tony Ortega, Rebecca Rozales, Carlos Sandoval, Leo Tanguma, Leticia Tanguma


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