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UC San Diego - Film Screening & Discussion - Singing Our Way to Freedom

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UC San Diego - Atkinson Hall Auditorium

Qualcomm Institute Building

La Jolla, CA 92093

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Please join us for a special film screening and discussion!



ABOUT EVENT:

As part of the Community, Arts & Resistance event series, the Institute of Arts & Humanities (IAH) at UC San Diego invites you to a special documentary film screening and discussion.

The film "Singing Our Way to Freedom" highlights the powerful story of Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez and the inspiring music of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in San Diego.

Following the event will be a special panel featuring filmmaker Dr. Paul Espinosa along with guests Dr. Estevan Azcona and Dr. Michelle Tellez, concluding with an audience question & answer session.



Event is FREE and open to the public.

PLEASE RSVP - space is limited!



ABOUT FILM:

Singing Our Way to Freedom is a multilayered look at the life of Chicano musician, composer and community activist, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez. Borrowing from musical traditions on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, Chunky uses music and humor as powerful weapons in fighting for social justice. From his humble beginnings as a farmworker in rural California to the dramatic moment when he received one of his nation’s highest musical honors at the Library of Congress, this character-driven narrative reminds us that the battle for freedom has to be fought anew by every generation.


ABOUT FILMMAKER:

Paul Espinosa (Director, Writer, Producer) is an award-winning filmmaker and head of Espinosa Productions, a San Diego production company specializing in films focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region. He has been involved with producing films for nearly 40 years. His many films for PBS include The Lemon Grove Incident, …and the earth did not swallow him, The Hunt for Pancho Villa, The U.S.-Mexican War: 1846-1848, and Ballad of an Unsung Hero. Espinosa’s films have been screened at festivals around the world and have won many awards including eight Emmys.




SCHEDULE:

  • 5:00PM: Doors Open
  • 5:15PM: Introduction
  • 5:30PM: Film Screening "Singing Our Way to Freedom"
  • 7:00PM: Discussion with Panel
  • 7:30PM: Audience Question & Answer Session
  • 8:00PM: Event concludes



PARKING:

The closest visitor parking is in the Hopkins Parking Structure. The closest parking for those with UC San Diego "A" or "B" parking permits, is P502. *Note all visitors must purchase a temporary parking permit at the lot, as there is no free parking on campus. (Read campus parking details). Alternatively, guests are encouraged to use a ride share service like Lyft.




DIRECTIONS:

The lecture is in the Atkinson Hall Auditorium, in the Qualcomm Institute building on campus, near the Jacobs School of Engineering.




SPONSORS:

This event is hosted by the Institute of Arts & Humanities (IAH) in partnership with Chicana/o Latina/o Arts & Humanities (CLAH) Program at UC San Diego. This program is sponsored in part by the UC San Diego Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Any views or opinions expressed in this program are solely those of the speaker(s) and/or organizer(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the Office.


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