March for a Martyr, commemorate 40 years since the killing of Ricardo Falcón
From the organizers:
Join us on Saturday, August 18th for a community march to commemorate Ricardo Falcón on the 40th anniversary of his murder.The march will begin at the intersection of Kahil Street and S. Denver Avenue, and will end at Hillside Cemetery.
We will gather for a BBQ at the park off 4th Street and Pacific Avenue immediately after the march.—
Ricardo Falcón was a promising young leader who organized students and community members during the Chicano/a movement. He was a popular activist in Colorado committed to social justice. In August of 1972, he was murdered in Orogrande, New Mexico while traveling to a meeting held in El Paso, Texas. Falcón was shot and killed by a right-wing vigilante named Perry Brunson, who was acquitted by an all white jury.