Published: Nov. 30, 2021
Areyana Proctor

On November 5-6, the "Los Seis de Boulder, Race, and Memory" symposium fostered engaged dialogue on campus about the legacy of the deaths of Los Seis de Boulder. Topics ranged from CU Boulder's role in the Chicano movement, the cultural context of the deaths of Los Seis de Boulder, Race and memory in university histories and landscapes, teaching Los Seis de Boulder in the university or K-12 classrooms settings, the history of the Chicanx and Latinx community at CU Boulder, and performances or visual art influenced by the story of the bombings. For CU Boulder Affordable Housing Research Initiative, Dr. Sabrina Sideris and Areyana Proctor, McNair Scholar and a junior majoring in Media Production and Journalism, co-produced a podcast episode about modern-day geographical and spatial racism that takes place within the housing realm of Boulder today, and how this connects to the geographical and spatial racism of horrific events of the past such as Los Seis. For this session, they presented the creation of this episode and their findings.