The SA NVDA Training Camp opening speaker will be Diana Abrego. Diana returns to San Antonio to delight listeners with her experiences with the San Antonio Brown Berets. Once an armed resistance group, the Brown Berets grew out of the Chicano movement of the 1960s to combat educational inequality, police brutality and the disproportionate number of Latinos on the front lines of Vietnam. Dressed in brown gabardine pants, khaki jackets, black boots, dark sunglasses and the signature brown beret, they looked forbidding as the Chicano movement’s vanguard, at times clashing with police and guardsmen. Several were killed in the Los Angeles Moratorium Riots of 1970, which also claimed the life of Hispanic journalist Ruben Salazar. The Berets’ most radical factions called for the return of Aztlán, scaring mainstream culture.
All speeches will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Stay tuned, as they will be posted to each speaker’s announcement.
UPDATE: The talk was recorded and may be watched below.