Thursday, August 11, 2016

50th Anniversary Celebration of 1966 Starr County Farm Worker Strike that sparked the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement in Texas , Sept. 11, 2016, Austin, Texas


Consider attending a day of festivities (see flyer below) that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Farm Workers Strike and March, which sparked the Mexican American Civil Rights  (a.k.a. Chicana/o) Movement in Texas.

Taking place on Sunday, September 11th at 1PM, there will be a program at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.  The group that has assembled at 1pm will march to the Capitol. The program at the Capitol beings at 4pm.

You can help by spreading the word to students, college and university faculty statewide, as well as to your personal networks.  

For additional information, contact: Julia Kranzthor <>  You may also go to for more information, including newspaper articles, photos and other data useful to teachers, students, and the general public.

This is very exciting!  Will try my best to make it!

Angela Valenzuela

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