News Category: uvalde

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.)

Uvalde Resiste

June 10, 2022

This story first appeared in Latino USA. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

On Tuesday May 24, 2022, an 18-year-old man entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and shot and murdered 19 children, as well as two teachers. The Uvalde community is over 80% Latino and has a population of nearly 25,000 people. The ripple effects of this mass shooting have been felt across this small Mexican-American community, and across the country.

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.

The Mexican American Civil Rights Links in Uvalde

May 26, 2022

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

Uvalde, Texas, may have been unknown to most Americans before Tuesday's mass shooting, but this town has deep roots in the Mexican American struggle for civil rights.