Published: Sept. 29, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder will host “Los Seis de Boulder, Race, and Memory” virtual symposium, November 5-6, 2021. The closing session, “Lleva Nuestras Voces," will be an in-person event. The symposium will bring diverse voices into conversation, with sessions covering a variety of topics, from dramatic readings, podcasting, panel discussions, art and music to academic scholarship, all focused on the Los Seis de Boulder and the Chicano Movement. 

The goal of the symposium is to center the Los Seis de Boulder bombings of May 1974 and to continue to foster engaged dialogue on campus about the legacy of these events. Six students and activists affiliated with CU were killed in the bombings. Registration is free and open to the public. 

Dr. Maria Cotera will give the keynote address which will reflect on the relationship between history, memorialization and memory keeping. Colorado State Historian, Dr. Nicki Gonzales, will give the plenary session entitled, "We Will Endure: Our Journey to Understand Los Seis de Boulder." The symposium also includes ten virtual sessions featuring presentations by CU Boulder faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and outside scholars.

Separate registration is required for the symposium’s free, in-person closing event at the Dairy Arts Center, “Lleva Nuestras Voces: Bobby LeFebre and 2MX2,” Nov. 6, 2021, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This event features Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre and Denver’s Latino pop/hiphop group 2MX2 in a celebration of the legacy of the Chicano Movement as it carries on in the words and music of Chicanx performers today.

Visit the symposium website for more information regarding keynote speakers, virtual sessions, the closing event and registration.

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