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Dallas: Carlos Montes speaks on Chicano struggle

By Jo Hargis

Dallas speaking event with veteran Chicano activist Carlos Montes.  | Fight Back! News/staff

Dallas, TX – On October 5 at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, Carlos Montes gave a lively talk to a rapt audience of 32 people. A cofounder of the Brown Berets and organizer of the Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, Montes’ experiences are a rich resource to today’s organizers. The historically Chicano neighborhood of Oak Cliff was a fitting setting for a talk that spanned Montes’ organizing, the origin of the Chicano nation and its right to self-determination, Black/brown unity, and the need for revolutionary organization.

Montes is currently organizing for Chicano and immigrant rights within the Legalization for All Network, and his talk was hosted by a member organization of the network, La Frontera Nos Cruzó, as well as the Dallas chapter of the Brown Berets.

When an attendee asked a question about how to balance the desire to organize with fears of police as undocumented people, La Frontera Nos Cruzó was able to promote their upcoming clinic with a leading Dallas immigration rights lawyer. The clinic will be on October 14 at 2 p.m. at the Grand Prairie Library and is open to anyone with questions about immigration.

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