I am Ju Hong, the “heckler” that interrupted your speech last week. I spoke up not out of disrespect, however, either for you or our country. No, I spoke up — and am writing to you now — to ask that you use your executive order to halt deportations for 11.5 million undocumented immigrant families.
ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary entitled “FERNANDO NATION” (2010, directed by Cruz Angeles) is a great historical piece with a couple of factual errors. One glaring one is that the Chicano Moratorium protest against the Vietnam War took place on August 29, 1970, not 1971. But other than that it gives a decent introduction to late 20th Century Los Angeles Chicana/o history.
The film has been seen by millions of people who acclaimed it when it came out. One would hope that they now have the same enthusiasm in carefully following this case and making sure that the film’s producers do not fall victim to the system they so courageously condemned.