[COMM-ORG] New Program Historic Community Organization: CSO documentary to premier MONDAY, 8PM PST
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From: Angie Fa <afa at nationalnursesunited.org>
The CSO was a groundbreaking early community organization. An exciting
new documentary airs this Monday.
Below please find the press release concerning the soon-to-be-released
CSO documentary. The press release contains specific details for viewing
options. If you do not have access to the TV channels described below,
watch the premier live online this Monday at 8pm PST at UCTV.tv/watch.
Feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope you enjoy it!
On behalf of Gretchen Laue, CSO Organizing Committee
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March 23, 2010
Media contact: Henry DeVries at hdevries at ucsd.edu or 858-534-9955
TV Show Examines Historic Chicano Community Organizers
The documentary “Organize! The Lessons of the Community Service
Organization,” about the history of Cesar Chavez’ Community Service
Organization (CSO), will premiere locally on UCSD-TV and nationally on
UCTV beginning March 29, 2010.
CSO was a grassroots effort launched in the 1940s that empowered a
generation of Mexican-Americans, including Cesar Chavez. The program
shows how poor immigrants were able to move into the mainstream of
American society through voter registration drives, lawsuits and
legislative campaigns. Now, over 50 years later, the leaders of the
movement reflect on the impact.
The 90-minute program will air on UCSD-TV during the following times,
and will also be available for online viewing and podcast downloading by
April 1 at ucsd.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=18203
* 3/29/2010 8 pm and 9am
* 3/30/2010 10 pm and 1pm
* 4/1/2010 6 am
* 4/2/2010 6:30 pm and 3am
* 4/3/2010 12 am
* 4/4/2010 8 pm
* 4/12/2010 8:30 pm
* 4/13/2010 10:30 pm
* 4/16/2010 6:30 pm
* 4/18/2010 4 pm
The program will also air nationally on University of California
Television (UCTV) at the following times (PST):
* 3/29/2010 9am
* 3/30/2010 1 pm
* 3/31/2010 5 pm
* 3/31/2010 8 pm
* 4/1/2010 6 pm
* 4/2/2010 3 pm
* 4/3/2010 12 pm
UCSD-TV and UCTV are available in San Diego on Cox and Time Warner Cable
Ch. 135, AT&T U-verse Ch. 99, and UHF (no cable) Ch. 35. UCSD-TV
programming runs from 4 p.m. to midnight, and UCTV picks up from
midnight to 4 p.m. UCTV is also available nationwide on Dish Network
satellite Ch. 9412, on cable (visit uctv.tv/cable for availability), and
as a live Web stream at UCTV.tv/watch .
More than six decades ago, the CSO was formed to empower a generation of
Mexican-Americans who thought themselves powerless to fight a racist
system that denied them civil rights.
Through voter registration and citizenship drives, English classes,
lawsuits, lobbying campaigns and hundreds of small organizing meetings,
CSO became the vanguard of the Latino civil rights movement.
Founded in 1947, the organization launched the careers of dozens of
organizers and leaders – including Chavez, Dolores Huerta, U.S. Rep.
Edward Roybal and California Supreme Court Judge Cruz Reynoso. CSO also
changed the lives of thousands of first and second-generation
immigrants, who found they could successfully challenge a system through
“Until now, the history of the CSO has gone largely untold, even in
academia, where the importance of CSO is well established,” says
Gretchen Laue of UC San Diego Extension, a member of the CSO Project
organizing committee. “The story of CSO is about the ways the
organization changed the lives of its members, and the way their actions
in turn changed life for thousands of others.”
The TV program will feature stories of the original participants in the
CSO movement, juxtaposed with the experiences of community organizers
today. During the last few years the CSO Project has been in a race
against time to record 41 in-depth, videotaped interviews with CSO pioneers.
For more information visit the Web site at csoproject.org or contact
Gretchen Laue at UC San Diego Extension at 858 964-1344.
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