Artist: Yolanda M. Lopez
Curator: Fernando Martí
Displayed April 5, 2019 – May 17, 2019
In the spring of 1969, the arrest of seven young Central American men from the Mission District galvanized a movement that would come to be known as Los Siete de La Raza that helped define a radical politics of self-determination, and gave birth to the radical activist publication “Basta Ya!”
“50 Years of Cultura y Resistencia: From Los Siete to Today” featured archival art work from “Basta Ya!” created by Yolanda M. Lopez, which explored the movement aesthetics and cultural resistance of Lopez, Donna James Amador, the Basta Ya! and the Los Siete Organization. The exhibition was part of a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Los Siete, which were held held across the Latino Cultural District between April 5, 2019 and May 17, 2019.