La Raza Unida Party
50th Year Reunion
La Raza Unida Party Reunion Program
Friday July 6th, 2012
Registration opens at noon at Mexitas Restaurant
(12th and IH-35 in Austin, Texas)
Early arrivals can pick up their name tags and program booklet
/ informal platicas Interview booths are open for oral history
Screening of Movie “Chicano” in East part of room
Social and Visiting in the Restaurant (dinner is on your own)
Saturday July 7th, 2012-05-11
Café y pan dulce in the restaurant Exhibits open in the Bingo Hall
Luz Bazan Gutierrez
Maria Elena Martinez
¿Por Qué Estamos Aquí?
One time Texas State Chair of LRUP
Words from Luis Diaz de Leon – Candidate for United States Senate under La Raza
Unida Party in 1978 (Linda del Toro will escort him to the stage)
¿Por qué me vine a este reunion.?
Recognition of who is in the house by city/county/region of state
Update on who is not here Reading of the Names of those activists who have passed
on (Linda del Toro)
Presentation and update on the case of Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz by Irma Muñiz
First guest speaker – Dr. Armando Navarro
University of California Riverside
Author of several books on La Raza Unida Party
BREAK for lunch
Showing of clip from movie Chicano about La Raza Unida Party will go on during lunch.
People can also visit and catch up during lunch
Reflejo Panel – theme: “Lo que hicimos y como nos fue, a personal perspective”
Roberto Villarreal (Raza Unida Party Activist Rivera, Texas)
(Candidate for Board of Education LRUP)
Mario Compean (Candidate for Governor of Texas LRUP)
Maria Jiménez (Candidate for Texas State Rep. LRUP)
Pablo Avila (Former Zavala County Judge)
Open Microphone Questions and Comments from the audience
Luz Bazan Gutierrez moderator
¿Y ahora qué? Move to Breakout Sessions - This is an opportunity for smaller and
more focused conversations about future directions, oral history initiatives, and
La Poltica de Hoy
The State of Education in Texas – What has changed?
Mujeres de la Raza – Activismo en el futuro
The “Dream Students: the new activists?”
Montserrat Garibay (Confirmed)
50 million Mestizos y qué?
School Walkouts – How many were there?
Alfredo R. Santos c/s (Confirmed)
Community Newspapers, Social Media and staying in touch Ernesto Fraga
The Case of Ramsey Muñiz
The Future of Chicano Studies/Mexican American Studies Dr. Roberto Calderon (Confirmed)
"Prospects for the Rise of a New Raza Unida Party"
Dr. Armando Navarro (Confirmed)
“Art in the Community and the Cause”
Reconvene and Brief Reports from each session Dr. Emilio Zamora
End of formal part of reunion. Closing of interview booths and exhibits
Below is the program from the 40th year reunion in Austin, Texas. It is shown here only as an example.
Past reunions and get
togethers of activists
Brief History of LRUP
List of Raza Unida
Candiates from 1970 forward (working
Oral Histories on LRUP
Where are they now?
Memorial of LRUP
Passing the torch
Create a Website
List Your Business