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PP&D 177 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Police Brutality, Los Angeles, Cesar Chavez


Department
Planning, Policy, and Design
Course Code
PP&D 177
Professor
Rodolfo Torres
Study Guide
Final

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PPD 177: Chicano Movement
4/5/18
Lecture 1: Introduction
Chicanos Walkout in the 1970s
Chicano movement connected with Black movement and women’s movement
Professor - first Mexican-American professor hired in UCI
This year = is 50 years since MLK death, 50th anniversary of Kennedy death, 68’ has a
lot of meaning which will be brought to this course
Legacy of Chicano movement
Gap between poor and rich
Gentrification: displacement of people by capital and development
People fighting back against this, focusing on people of color’s struggles
‘68: Chicano political activities prior to ‘68, integrationists, MAPA
Parents back then believed that through hard work, that you could achieve in this
country
Not true, “American Dream nonsense”
The 68’ were people were diverse (anti-white, feminists {challenged men, helped with
fundraising} and radicals)
Different groups have different impacts on the Chicano movement
“The original documentary of Chicano” by Jesus Nino 1972
We have to be reminded that progress is slow, step by step
Scholarly, analytical perspectives
Education should not be market oriented
Assignments:
Weekly interrogations: 1 page about reading discussions
Due Week 2: based on next week’s reading (Black power etc.)
Yo Soy Chicano Film Notes
Victims of brutal legal system, government exploitation and poor educations
History began in the Southwest (ancestral home of Aztec Nahuatl people)
End of 14th century, Aztecans evolved a civilization of trade, agriculture, medicine and
religion
Quetzalcoatl vs. Hernando Cortes invading the Americas
Spaniard Cortes conquered the Native Americans = La Raza (Spanish father, American
Indian mother)
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Dolores Huerta -- United Farmers Association, spoke of Cesar Chavez
Farm workers had problems with wages, human treatment
Pesticides exposure, exploitation
Average lifespan of 49 years of farmer
Average life income of 14k
Legislation, boycott involvement
Major struggle in lettuce -- negotiation
National farm workers union to be created
Jesus Ramino (sunglasses man, producer)
Years following Spanish conquest, the painful life of Native American somber
The intermixing of Indio and Spanish = mestizo culture
Mestizo discontent with Spanish government matures
Miguel - village priest leads revolt = creates Mexico
North - Spanish explorers settled in Native American land, agriculture of corn and
tomato, medicine, brought first grapes, citrus, cattle and horse
End of Spanish rule -- distinctive of indo-Spanish culture flourishes
Vaqueros and cattle
mining silver and gold
In Alta, CA: CA missions developed
Throughout Southwest, land grants from Spanish are confirmed with Mexican
government
1830s -- land settled by Anglo-Americans under rule of Mexican laws
Lone star republic, the Alamo
Mexico is torn by internal revolution
Annex of Texas, Mexico attack America
War declared with Mexico
Mexican-American war, ends in 2 years, Guadalupe Hidalgo (giving up half of Mexico,
can return to Mexico or become US citizens)
Reies Lopez Tejerina -- *** important figure
Tierra Amarilla - New Mexico: June 5th, 1987
Raid in Tierra Amarilla courthouse
Manhunt because two men from courthouse held hostage
National Guard mobilized
2 hostages are freed, raider is arrested
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