El Movimiento Chicano rose in an era when Mexican Americans vowed to create a better world. El Movimiento defines the journey from exploitation to empowerment through the voices of the people who marched, organized and struggled for justice. Education was the rallying cry on campuses, in communities and ignited Chicanos’ awareness of inequities and discrimination.
Chicanas and Chicanos in Pueblo were involved in marches, sit-ins, boycotts, strikes, and demonstrations with the hopes of instilling equality into our society for future generations. El Movimiento inspired today’s Chicana and Chicano writers, poets, artists, musicians, dancers, actors, politicians, lawyers, and educators.