Remember Los Siete! Women Out Front!
How the community freed Los Siete de La Raza
In May 1969, seven young Latinos form the Mission District were charged with killing a San Francisco police officer. They became known as Los Siete de La Raza. A broad based community support group emerged to defend the arrested youth, working with famed civil rights attorney Charles Garry to win their acquittal. Lesser known than 'the brothers,' as they came to be called, , are the vast array of community projects organized by this new radical organization that was led by a powerful group of women.
This panel will feature women leaders of Los Siete: Donna Amador, Yolanda Lopez, and Judy Drummond.
Sponsored by Race and Resistance Studies, J. Paul Leonard Library Special Collections, Latina/o Studies, and the Bay Area Television Archive