Video: New Generation Joins Barrio Logan's Long Fight - Voice of San Diego


Video: New Generation Joins Barrio Logan's Long Fight

Young activists in Barrio Logan have inherited from their elders a decades-long fight to protect the community's culture and identity. They're stepping up to the challenge.

Young people get a bad rap.

But in Barrio Logan, a group of activists is shattering stereotypes about how young people aren’t engaged members of their communities.

Young Latinos are joining the decades-long fight to protect the neighborhood’s culture and identity.

“If we just stay stagnant and just ignore everything, the movement can disappear. Everything can just fall apart,” said Lucas Cruz, a young activist working to protect Chicano Park. “It’s important for all of us to get involved in any issue.”

In this short documentary, you’ll meet Cruz along with Diana Loza, Francisco Martinez and Joaquin Junco. With the guidance of the neighborhood’s original keepers – the activists who’ve been advocating for Barrio Logan since the beginning – these young people are choosing to continue their fight.

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