Virtual Symposium: Los Seis de Boulder, Race, and Memory

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November 5, 2021 to November 6, 2021
Colorado, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Public History, Race / Ethnic Studies

The University of Colorado Boulder will host a “Los Seis de Boulder, Race, and Memory” virtual symposium, November 5-6, 2021. All sessions are free and open to the pubic The goal of the symposium is to center the Los Seis de Boulder bombings of May 1974, during which 6 Chicanx students and activists affiliated with CU were killed in car bombings near campus during a three-week period in which students occupied the Temporary Building No. 1, demanding equity in education at the university.

To continue fostering engaged dialogue, community voices, and academic discourse about this history as well as legacy of the deaths of Los Seis de Boulder (The Boulder Six), the “Los Seis de Boulder, Race and Memory” symposium to bring this historical event into multimedia and multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary dialogue including the academic, artistic/performative, and collective/community memory to better understand this tragedy. 

See the full schdule of panel presentations, as well as a keynote by Dr. Maria Cotera (Univ. Texas Austin), a plenary by Dr. Nicki Gonzales (Regis University & Colorado State Historian), and an in-person event, "Lleva Nuestras Voces," with Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre and 2MX2 at:

The symposium is co-sponsored by CU Boulder’s University Libraries, Center for Humanities & the Arts, Ethnic Studies Department, History Department, School of Education, Latino History Project, and UMAS y MECHA, with additional funding from the University of Colorado President’s Fund for the Humanities.

Contact Info: 

Phoebe Young, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder