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  • [Landlord protest]

    [Landlord protest]

    Documentation of attempts to maintain a block in Uptown Chicago.

  • La Maestra:  Maria Luisa Michel Almonte

    La Maestra: Maria Luisa Michel Almonte

    Maria Almonte immigrated from Mexico to Chicago’s Pilsen–Little Village neighborhood in 1950. An
    artist/teacher, she supported her family from her flower shop business and became a leader in the
    educational and cultural life of the community. She taught traditional arts, crafts, and practical skills

    like dress-making in settlement houses, in community workshops and in her own studio. At the age of
    70 she continued to teach and act on her belief that artistic expression is a powerful tool for
    developing cultural identity and individual self-esteem. The video shows Ms. Almonte in community-
    sponsored workshops teaching neighborhood residents how to make traditional cut-paper ornaments
    and how to design clothing. In the hall of a local church her students model their creations and receive
    recognition. Produced, directed and edited by Eleanor Boyer and Karen Peugh. Partially funded by
    the Illinois Arts Council and the Center for New Television with a Joyce Foundation grant.
    Gold Can Award, Chicago Access Corporation, 1986; Certificate of Merit, Chicago International
    Film Festival, 1984

  • March for Disarmament, tape 1

    March for Disarmament, tape 1

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Large rally to support disarmament in Central Park. June 12th, 1982.

  • [March for Disarmament, Master #2]

    [March for Disarmament, Master #2]

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Live coverage of large rally to support disarmament in Central Park. June 12th, 1982.

  • [Disarmament Rally #55]

    [Disarmament Rally #55]

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Live coverage of The International March and Rally for a Freeze and Reduction of Nuclear Arms and a Transfer of Funds from the Military to Human Needs. On June 12, 1982, the largest antinuclear demonstration was held in New York City’s Central Park, while a simultaneous demonstration was held in San Francisco at its Civic Center. Estimates of over one million people attended the New York demonstration, making it the largest American political demonstration in history at that time.

  • [March for Disarmament, Master #1]

    [March for Disarmament, Master #1]

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Live coverage of large rally to support disarmament in Central Park. June 12th, 1982.

  • [March for Disarmament, Master #4]

    [March for Disarmament, Master #4]

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. On June 12th, 1982, nearly 1 million people poured into Central Park in a march to support United Nations talks on nuclear disarmament. Independent producers, dozens from across the United States, gathered to broadcast the event, providing live news coverage for public stations as an alternative to network television.

  • Message to the Grassroots: Henry Peco Justice Committee Part 1 of 2

    Message to the Grassroots: Henry Peco Justice Committee Part 1 of 2

    An episode of Message to the Grassroots, a cable access talk show produced & hosted by by Michael Zinzun from 1988-1998 at Pasadena Community Access Corporation, which is now Pasadena Media.

 
 
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