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UTEP to host screening of Ruben Salazar documentary

UTEP to host screening of Ruben Salazar documentary

POSTED: Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 5:17pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 5:18pm

Salazar grew up in El Paso and worked for LA Times covering Chicano Civil Rights movement

The University of Texas at El Paso is hosting a screening of the PBS documentary about Mexican-American journalist, and El Pasoan, Ruben Salazar.  The film is called Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle.

Salazar was born in Juarez and raised in El Paso.

He started his journalism career at the El Paso Herald-Post, then moved on to work for the Los Angeles Times in 1959.  During his time there, he wrote about, and became a symbol, of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s.

He was killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy during the National Chicano Moratorium march against the Vietnam War in 1970.

The film screening will be held Wednesday, April 9, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at UTEP's Union Cinema.  It will also include a panel discussion with Rosa Guerrero and Senator Jose Rodriguez.

Seating is limited.  To register, click here, http://t.e2ma.net/click/xvxdf/hf2t0d/xre8ab.

The film will air on PBS on April 29.

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