Edward James Olmos's Life and Art
Actor on how he has successfully combined activism and show business
En español | Edward James Olmos’s Walkout, an HBO film chronicling the 1968 protest by Chicano students against injustices in the Los Angeles public school system, is art. Hundreds of thousands of people joining in a present-day walkout is life. Nearly four decades after the walkout that inspired the film, and just days after the film aired in March, half a million protesters rallied in Los Angeles—with thousands more gathering in cities across the country—against proposed immigration legislation.
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