Remembering Los Seis de Boulder
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.”
Read more about Los Seis de Boulder HERE.
On May 27, 2020, a memorial stone was placed on the East side of the Chautauqua Auditorium commemorating the 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, a 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.
Roots and Wings
by Antonio Lopez
Tunes of Tones Music ASCAP
See the City of Boulder press release HERE