A world-premiere double bill! Explore the birth of a movement through Chicano Power 1969: Fire in the Streets & War of the Flowers Created and produced by Anthony J. Garcia and Daniel Valdez.
Fire in the Streets: West High Blowouts: March 20, 1969 - Smoke filled the air for blocks, after Chicano students said Ya Basta!, and walked out of West High School in protest. They were met with police batons and tear gas.
War of the Flowers: The Kitayama Strike: February 15, 1969 - Lupe Briseño and four striking women chained themselves to the gates of the Kitayama Carnation plant in Brighton. Weld County sheriffs turned on tear gas spraying a snow-white layer over the women so fell to the ground; coughing and weeping. Lupe's story will now be told.