Jose Angel Gutierrez is a name known by many but yet unknown by plenty. Courtesy of the Julian Samora Research Institute Symposium, Mr. Gutierrez told of his thoughts on organizing and building coalitions. He brought up the “famed “Four Horsemen” from the Poor Peoples Campaign stared in 1968. The four being Cesar E. Chavez, Reis Tijerina, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, and himself. All were known to build or attempt to build coalitions, although they took different paths and had different targets. Esmeralda Perez Gonzalez called him “Royalty”. I would have to agree and for all those books that many of us have read on Chicano History, it was a great evening to be able to ask someone from the 60’s what it was like?
Wikipedia: Jose Angel Guiterrez who is an attorney and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington in the United States. He was a founding member of the Mexican American Youth Organization in San Antonio in 1967, and a founding member and past president of the Raza Unida Party, a Mexican-American third party movement that supported candidates for elective office in Texas, California, and other areas of the Southwestern and Midwestern United States.
Established in 1989, JSRI is the premier Latino research institute in the Midwest with a history of research on Latino communities, farmworkers and their families, farmers, and youth. It is highly regarded in Latino communities in Michigan and across the region and the country. Its mission is the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest and across the nation, with emphases on health disparities, entrepreneurship, and service delivery system gaps.
RESEARCH AND OUTREACH
The Institute has current research/outreach initiatives targeting the needs of the Hispanic community in the areas of economic development, education, and families and neighborhoods. A database is also being developed to serve as a resource on and for Hispanics. JSRI has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos.
JULIAN SAMORA WORKING PAPERS SERIES was initiated in 1989 to provide a mechanism for the systematic dissemination of public policy-oriented research on issues affecting Latinos in both the United States as a whole and the Midwest in particular. The series publishes reports of empirical studies, theoretical analyses, and policy discussions that address the changing role of Latinos in relation to economic, political, religious, educational, and social institutions.
JULIAN SAMORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OCCASIONAL PAPERS SERIES features policy-oriented papers presented at Michigan State University by scholars in the area of Latino issues.
The INSTITUTE RESEARCH REPORTS SERIES publishes monograph length reports of original empirical research on Latinos in the Midwest conducted by the Institute’s research associates and funded by grants to the Institute.