¡Cine Resistencia! Featuring: A Strike & an Uprising (in Texas)—A Preview Screening
Sponsored by Anne Lewis & Red Salmon Arts
A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas) is an experimental documentary based in the telling of two events: the 1938 San Antonio pecan shellers’ strike led by Emma Tenayuca and the 1987 organizing campaign of black workers at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Tied strongly to contemporary events, it ends with the coming down of the Jefferson Davis statue at UT.
*This free community film screening starts at 7pm with light refreshments provided. Seating is limited, so be sure to show up ahead of time to get settled in!**
A sliding scale donation or purchase at Resistencia is suggested to go toward refreshments and support the bookstore.
Red Salmon Arts is a 501(c)3 grassroots cultural arts organization, with a thirty-year history of working with the indigenous neighborhoods of Austin. RSA is dedicated to the development of emerging writers and the promotion of Chican@/Latin@/Native American literature, providing outlets and mechanisms for cultural exchange, and sharing in the retrieval of a people’s cultural heritage with a commitment to social justice.
Cine Resistencia: A Summer Film Series showcasing the work of nascent and veteran filmmakers, media makers, producers, and directors that highlights Chican@/Latin@/Native American-centered documentaries, shorts, features, and works-in-progress.
Resistencia Bookstore, Casa de Red Salmon Arts, is a neighborhood center for aspiring writers, providing quality literature to Austin communities since 1983. Specializing in indigenous, Native American, Chican@-Mexican@, Latin@, African American, queer, feminist, and children’s bilingual literature.
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All events are free and open to the public at Resistencia Bookstore