Panel Discussion: Literary and Visual Documentation of the Chicano Movement –
Carlotta’s Passion Fine Art is pleased to host a panel discussion on essential literary and visual documentation of the Chicano Movement on Friday, June 29, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Photographers Oscar Castillo, Jesús Manuel Mena Garza, George Rodriguez and scholar Dionne Espinoza, Ph.D. will head the panel. This panel discussion takes place during the "Struggle and Liberation: Photographs of Seminal Events and Icons of the 1960s - 1970s" photography exhibit at Carlotta’s Passion Fine Art. The exhibit runs until Sunday, July 1 at 7:00 pm and features photographs by:
- Oscar Castillo, celebrated Con Safos and Southern California freelance photographer.
- Steve Fine, photographer, writer, Los Angeles area peace activist.
- Jesús Manuel Mena Garza, fine art, documentary, and commercial photographer.
- Cidne Hart, former photographer for the Liberation News Service.
- George Rodriguez, legendary Hollywood and social justice photographer.
These legendary professionals photographed the panoply of leaders, participants, and events of one of the largest social and political movements in the history of America. Also on the panel is scholar and author Dionne Espinoza, Ph.D. Espinoza teaches at California State University at Los Angeles and is the author of many scholarly articles. Her soon to be released book, entitled Revolutionary Sisters: Chicana Activism and the Cultural Politics of Chicano Power, is an exploration of gender in the Chicano movement and women's responses to male dominance as they pursued their movement activism.
The Panel Moderator is Jesús Treviño, a pioneer of Chicano cinema. Treviño is also a Directors Guild of America and multiple National Council of La Raza ALMA Director's Award winner, and author of many books, including Eyewitness: A Filmmaker's Memoir of the Chicano Movement.