- Location Tucson, Arizona, United States
- Date 02-02-2022
Calling all Chicanos, Mexican Americans, Mexicans, and others that want to learn about the atrocities that the United States committed against Mexican Americans after the Mexican American War!
Amistades, Inc., the grassroots Latino led and Latino serving non-profit agency in Arizona that helps Latinos thrive is collaborating with the University of Arizona (Department of Mexican American Studies) and Jose Angel Gutierrez to celebrate Segundo de Febrero.
Collectively known as the 'Four Horsemen" of the Chicano Movement were Jose Angel Gutierrez, Cesar ChAvez, Reies López Tijerina, and Rodolpho 'Corky' GonzAles. Dr. Gutierrez is the only living member of the Four Horsemen and has made extensive contributions to the Chicano Movement and Latinos for the past 60 years!
Join us on February 2nd, 2022 at 5:30pm at the University of Arizona as Jose Angel Gutierrez speaks about Segundo de Febrero and the Chicano Movement. Dr. Gutierrez is also the author of numerous books and will follow his presentation with autographs and a book signing.
Free admission, please rsvp/order tickets before February 2nd, 2022.
Segundo de Febrero commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the U.S. Mexico War in 1848 and gave birth to the Mexican American community in this country. The geo-political boundary between Mexico and the United States, as we know it today, was established by the Treaty.
Amistades, Inc. believes that there is an emotional and social connection to culture and focusing on cultural values increases protective factors for Latino communities. Culture is used as a core component in all of the organization's services.
Access to history, education, and culture helps Latino youth and families build a healthy identity and sense of cultural pride. In the spirit of culture, Amistades, Inc. commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848.
The Treaty ended the U.S./Mexico War and created the Mexican American community. Amistades, Inc. uses this part of Mexican American history to bridge culture and prevention with the goal of improving the quality of life for individuals in our community by increasing awareness.
Category: Community | History