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La Raza Information Center

La Raza
Ephemera

La Raza Information Center; California social, protest, and counterculture movement ephemera collection, SOC MOV EPH; box 2, folder 4; California Historical Society.

 

A Chicana/o civil rights movement organized in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s to fight for the rights of farmworkers and demand educational and political equality. What items on this list relate to different kinds of equality? The movement also sought to combat harmful stereotypes perpetuated in movies and television. In urban communities, the Chicano/a movement fought especially for economic and social justice. The La Raza Information Center opened in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1970. The center became a gathering site for the Chicano/a and Latino/a community. Carefully examine the flyer and discuss the following questions: What services did the center offer? In what ways do these types of services represent a form of resistance and activism? Based on this information, what were the goals of La Raza and how did they define equality?

 

A Chicano/a civil rights movement organized in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s to fight for the rights of farmworkers and demand educational and political equality. The movement also sought to combat harmful stereotypes perpetuated in movies and television. In urban communities, the Chicana/o movement fought especially for economic and social justice. The La Raza Information Center opened in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1970. The center became a gathering site for the Chicana/o and Latina/o community. Prompt students to examine the flyer and discuss the following questions: What services did the center offer? In what ways do these types of services represent a form of resistance and activism? Based on this information, what were the goals of La Raza, and how did they define equality?

La Raza Information Center
3174 - 24th Street
826-5855

La Raza Information Center offers the following Information on Resources and Services available to low-income community residents:

Youth Programs
Consumer Information
Education
Childcare Centers
Headstart
Tutoring
English Classes
citizenship classes
Employment
employment agencies and offices
job training
Emergency Aid
Food & Housing
Health
drug and alcoholism
medical hospitals
low cost dental and medical clinics
Legal Aid
Welfare
Food Stamps
AFDC
immigration
contracts
general assistance
Landlord Tenant
Consumers
Personal injury in auto accidents
Non-criminal civil cases
Translation
legal documents by appointment
La Raza Information Center publishes El Jalamate, bi-lingual newsletter for Mission District residents. El Jalamate provides information on: Employment opportunities; Education Programs; Community organizations; Legal Rights; Consumer information; and other areas of importance to the Community.
The organization also has two radio programs which inform the Spanish-Speaking public on various things of importance to the Latin-American community. The programs are broadcast on radio KOFY at 10:30 A.M. and on KBRG at 11:15 A.M., Mondays through Fridays.