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Remember Los Siete


  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 USA (map)

Brava presents Vero Majano’s live cinema production

Remember Los Siete

Directed by Mary Guzmán
Featuring live music by The Comrades

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 - 8PM (Includes a post-show reception)
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 - 8PM

Artwork by Yolanda M. Lopez

Artwork by Yolanda M. Lopez

Join Brava! for Women in the Arts when we present Vero Majano’s live cinema production, Remember Los Siete. Utilizing archival film, audio interviews, and personal history, Majano’s Remember Los Siete is an artist’s response to the under-documented story of the seven Central American men know as Los Siete, who were accused of killing a white police officer in in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1969. All between the ages of 16 and 20, the men spent two years in jail awaiting trial, while Latino youth organized to free them and a movement flourished.


TICKETS
Adult - $30
Senior/Youth - $22


MAKE A DONATION
Join us in raising $5,000 in support of the presentation of Remember Los Siete! To donate, simply click the button below, and then choose “Remember Los Siete” from the fund dropdown menu. Donations to the project can also be made with your ticket purchase at checkout.

Donors at every level will be recognized in the print program and receive a signed Remember Los Siete poster at the show. All donations to Brava are tax deductible.


PROJECT FUNDERS
Remember Los Siete was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Individual Artist Commission, The Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant.


Brava’s presentation of Vero Majano’s Remember Los Siete in one event in a series commemorating 50 years of resistance from Los Siete until today. Please see below for the full schedule of community events:


APRIL 5 – MAY 17
ACCIÓN LATINA JUAN R. FUENTES GALLERY
The Community Rises: 50 years of  Cultura y Resistencia from Los Siete to Today

Artwork by Yolanda M. Lopez

Artwork by Yolanda M. Lopez

50 years ago, the arrest of seven young Central American men from the Mission District galvanized a movement and helped define a radical politics of self-determination. Join Acción Latina for an art exhibition and series of talks on the movement aesthetics and cultural resistance of Yolanda M. Lopez, Donna James Amador, the Basta! Ya! and the Los Siete Defense Committee.

Friday, April 5 - 6pm
Opening Reception

Wednesday, May 1 - 6pm
Free Public Plática: 50 years of Gentrification and Displacement from, from BART and urban renewal to tech shuttles and the Monster.

Wednesday, May 15 - 6pm
Free Public Plática: 50 years of Defending Black and Brown Youth, from Los Siete to Alex Nieto, Luis Góngora Pat and Mario Woods.

For more information and gallery hours, please visit accionlatina.org/fuentesgallery.


SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 11AM – 2PM 
MEET AT 24TH STREET AND BALMY ALLEY
Los Siete de la Raza Bicycle History Tour
With Bicis del Pueblo/PODER SF and Shaping San Francisco

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Explore the sites where a creative and militant social movement response took hold after police arrested six young Latino men for the May 1, 1969 murder of an undercover cop on Alvarado Street. Trace the history of the mobilization, the sites where newspapers, health clinics, and more were produced.

Tour ends at 2 pm at Accíon Latina exhibit, with plática.

Helmets required for under 18. Bring your own bike & water. Moderate paced ride for all ages. Bilingual Spanish/English 

Donations appreciated. For more information and to RSVP, please visit shapingsf.org/tours.html#lossiete.


SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 6PM
BRAVA’S CABARET, 2773 24TH STREET
Poetry of Resistance and Remembrance

Presented in conjunction with Acción Latina and the Paseo Artístico free community art stroll. 

Original Los Siete de la Raza organization members join younger generations to remember resisting injustice 50 years ago and continuing the fight to live free today. DJ Leydis will also be in the house, and Brava’s Cabaret bar will be open.

Click here for more information.


Artwork by Fernando Marti

Artwork by Fernando Marti

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 11AM – 12:15PM 
J. PAUL LEONARD LIBRARY, ROOM 460, SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
Women Out In Front! How the Community freed Los Siete de la Raza

This free panel discussion features leaders of the Los Siete Support Committee, Yolanda M. Lopez, Donna James Amador, and Judy Drummond.

Sponsored by J. Paul Leonard Library Special Collections, Bay Area Television Archive, SFSU Race and Resistance Studies Department, and Latina/o Studies.


APRIL 26 & 27, 8PM
BRAVA THEATER CENTER
Vero Majano’s live cinema production Remember Los Siete

Vero Majano

Vero Majano

An artist’s response to the under-documented story of the seven Central American men from San Francisco’s Mission District known as Los Siete. See above for more information.

Purchase tickets here.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 7:30PM 
518 VALENCIA STREET (NEAR 16TH)
The Women of Los Siete de la Raza
A Free Public Talk presented by Shaping San Francisco 
Co-hosted by California Historical Society 

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 50 years after the arrest of seven young men from the Mission District galvanized a movement, women gather who were active in creating the multi-faceted community response that grew out of the Los Siete Defense Committee. From Basta Ya!—the newspaper—to Centro de Salud and La Raza Information Center and a free breakfast program, explore a lasting legacy in this plática including Donna James Amador, Yolanda M. Lopez, Judy Drummond, Maria Elena Ramirez, Nilda Alverio, and author Marjorie Heins (Strictly Ghetto Property). Eva Martínezmoderates.

For more information, please visit shapingsf.org.

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