50 Years After the East LA Walkouts: Lessons for Social Justice Educators

Monday, February 12, 2018

1968 Chicano student walkouts

Dr. Antonia Darder speaking at the 5th Annual Leavey Presidential Chair Lecture


  • Rodolfo D. Torres, Ph.D., Professor of Urban Planning & Public Policy & Director, Latino Urban Theory Lab, University of California, Irvine
  • Rita Ledesma, Ph.D., LCSW, Special Assistant to the Dean & Director, Local Dental Pilot Project, Rongxiang Xu College of Health Human Services, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Robert "Bobby" Verdugo, BSW, Retired Social Worker & Vice President of Leadership Development, Del Sol Group
  • Margarita Berta-Avila, Ed.D., Professor of Education, Sacramento State University

The lecture featured scholars and activists who were involved with the East L.A. student walkouts in 1968 or whose scholarship examines key dimensions of the context, experience, or continuing impact of this powerful historical moment of youth organizing and movement work in Los Angeles on the education of Chicana/o students.

Hosted by the Loyola Marymount University Leavey Presidential Chair, the School of Education Office of the Dean, and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice.

For more information, please contact the LMU School of Education Doctoral Center at 310.338.7449 or doctoral@lmu.edu.