Reflecting on 1968

Campus Chapter delegates to CFA’s 2018 Spring Assembly are reflecting back 50 years, on the critical, history-shifting events of 1968. 

Among those are the work and untimely assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Chicano Student Walkout in East L.A, the labor movement then and now, and the present (and hopeful!) state of student activism inspired by movements of the past.

Everyone can share in these reflections with these films, recommended by CFA’s Officers.

At the River I Stand (California Newsreel, 2015, 58 minutes) Watch this film at no cost on the website of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Walkout (HBO films, 2006, 1hr, 51 minutes) is available at HBO On Demand or HBO Go  You can see an interview with the filmmaker of Walkout, Moctesuma Esparza, and some clips from the film on Democracy Now!, March 29, 2006.

Chicano! Take Back the Schools (California Mexico Center, 56 minutes) is a documentary on YouTube with real footage of the walkouts.

Finally, read about Students Deserve. They are an L.A.-based grassroots organization working toward justice in and beyond schools through political education, ending policing and privatization in schools, and funding real community schools.