News Category: school-walkout

Uvalde Residents Soul-Searching for Answers After the Massacre

June 28, 2022

This story first appeared in VICE News. An excerpt can be viewed below. To watch the full story click here.

Before the massacre at Robb Elementary, Uvalde was at the center of Mexican Americans' struggle for civil rights, leading one of Texas’ longest school walkouts. Now, this tight-knit community is grappling with how guns played a role in this tragedy.

(This story first appeared in VICE News.)

A half-century after one movement, ‘Fierce Madres’ in Uvalde call for another

June 23, 2022

This story first appeared in the Washington Post. An excerpt can be viewed below. To watch the full story, click here.

The mothers and grandmothers filed into the school board meeting, a sea of maroon T-shirts with “Fierce Madres” emblazoned on their chests, ready to confront local officials after the shooting at Robb Elementary.

How a school walkout in Uvalde helped spark the 1970s Chicano rights movement

May 31, 2022

This story first appeared on Texas Standard. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

Mexican American students in the South Texas town walked out in protest of unequal treatment by the white-run school system.