LA MANPLESA: An Uprising Remembered
Join us for a screening of the film LA MANPLESA: An uprising remembered & discussion with Producer/Poet Quique Aviles.
On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of Daniel Gomez, a young man from El Salvador. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theatre, La Manplesa weaves together the collective memory of one of D.C.’s first barrios and dives into the roots of the ‘91 rebellion.
from American Studies