Tuesday, September 19
Showtime: 7:00 PM
$12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member)*
“Neva Romero: Jamas Olvidados”, is a documentary film about a 21-year-old University of Colorado undergraduate who was killed, along with two other Chicano activists, in a car bomb in May of 1974 at the Colorado Chautauqua. Forty-eight hours later another car bomb rocked the Boulder community, killing three more Chicano activists elsewhere in Boulder. The events of these two nights forever altered the Chicano Rights Movement and the questions surrounding their deaths have never been answered. No one was ever convicted. “Neva Romero: Jamas Olvidados,” is the story of a group of committed young activists working toward social justice, and one young woman’s struggle to make a difference during a period of collective turmoil.
Director Nicole Esquibel will give an introduction as well as participate in a panel discussion after the screening. The panel will be moderated by Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, a Colorado Chautauqua Association Board member, retired educator and active participant in Boulder County Latino History Project. Linda is a University of Colorado graduate and was active in the Chicano Movement in the mid 70s.
About the panel members:
Film director Nicole Esquibel is the Dean of the School of Visual and Communication Arts at Avila University.
Boulder Weekly editor Joel Dyer has reported extensively on Los Seis de Boulder. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Utne Reader, and numerous other national magazines.
University of Colorado student Celina Jara Tovar is active in UMAS y MEXA and Eye Resist which she co-chairs. She is the daughter of immigrantes Mexicanos and a first-generation student in college.
Activist and educator Juan Federico Miguel Arroyo Trujillo, interviewed in the film (Freddie), was an activist during the 70s and continues to be involved in Latino issues throughout our state and beyond.
A portion of tonight’s proceeds will benefit the Neva Arlene Romero Scholarship Fund.
Running time: 55 minutes
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