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Mar 3 Sun

Con Safos: Reflections of Life in The Barrio — Documentary Screening

Lani Hall Watch Livestream

Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio, USA, 2019 (56:37 mins)
Jimmy Velarde – Producer/Director/Editor
Michael O’Neill – Producer/Sound Design and Original Music Composer

NOTE: Now in Jan Popper Theater! More tickets added.

This film, in its Los Angeles premiere, captures the 50th anniversary of the grassroots magazine Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio. This East Los Angeles magazine served as a platform for expression to capture the experiences of the barrio, from the beginning of the Chicano Movement in 1968 and into the early 1970s. Many local and national writers, artists, poets, educators, and activists contributed to voice the injustices that plagued the barrios. It was a venue that provided the opportunity to publish works where none existed before. This documentary is a retrospective of the magazine’s influence and its contribution to enlighten and educate the community in its struggle for social justice.

1:45pm: Reception in the Archive Courtyard
2:30pm: Opening remarks
3:00pm: Screening
4:00pm: Q&A/panel discussion by Con Safos members

Presented by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Center for Latino Arts and The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

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This event is FREE! Let us know you’ll be coming by RSVP.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

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