LOS SEIS DE BOULDER
REMEMBERING THE TRAGEDY AT CHAUTAUQUA
On May 27, 1974 a car bombing killed three Chicano activists near the Chautauqua Auditorium. Two days later, three more Chicano activists were killed in another explosion in Boulder. These six are remembered as “Los Seis de Boulder.” On May 27, 2020, a memorial stone was placed on the East side of the Chautauqua Auditorium commemorating Los Seis de Boulder and the tragedy that occurred 46 years ago on that day. The memorial event included members of the families of the deceased, Mary Young, City Council member, Chautauqua staff, and the Boulder community. Michelle Jaakola Steinwand, sister of Una Jaakola, CU Boulder graduate student, Jasmine Baetz, and Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, a member of the Chautauqua Board of Directors, all gave speeches commemorating the deceased. Antonio Lopez, nephew of activist Reyes Martinez, wrote and performed a musical piece created for the ceremony.