Brown Beret Alum Diana Abrego Returns To San Antonio as Opening Speaker for SA Non-Violent Direct Action Training Camp

ImageFriday June 26, 2013 at 6 pm will mark the first night of Fearless Summer in San Antonio.

 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.

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Make sure to follow the link at the top to register for the event.

San Antonio is hosting a non-violent direct action training camp in coordination with Fearless Summer. Workshops topics will include: history of non-violent direct action in SA, mapping issues in SA, legal and security culture issues in non-violent direct action, current indigenous resistance, innovative tactics used by Tar Sands Blockade (including advanced build), team building and safer spaces. The training camp is free and open to the public, but space is limited.Please RSVP by going to the Registration page.

San Antonio está organizando un campo de entrenamiento de acción directa no violenta en coordinación con Fearless Summer. Talleres incluirán los temas: la historia de la acción directa no violenta en SA, la cartografía de los problemas en SA, temas de la cultura legal y de seguridad en la acción directa no violenta, la resistencia indígena actual, tácticas innovadoras utilizadas por Tar Sands Blockade (incluyendo avanzados talleres para construir), formación de equipos y espacios más seguros. El campo de entrenamiento es gratuito y abierto al público, pero el espacio es limitado. Por favor reserve: Registration.

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