PoCo in BoCo: Los Seis and Chicano Activism at CU Boulder

Over a two-day span in May 1974, six former and current University of Colorado students were killed in two Boulder car bombings. They became known as Los Seis de Boulder. All six had been involved in Chicano activism on campus which culminated in students staging a sit in in one of the University buildings.  Last week a public art sculpture was formally unveiled outside the building where that sit in happened, Temporary Building 1.

Today’s guests are Jasmine Baetz, an MFA student at CU Boulder who created the sculpture commemorating Los Seis, and Alana Adams, a member of UMAS (United Mexican American Students) Concilio.




PoCo in BoCo, People of Color in Boulder County, with co-hosts Nikhil Mankekar and Tracey Jones, airs on the second Monday of every month at 8.35am. Follow Nikhil on Twitter: @NikhilMankekar