Paula Crisostomo: It's like the Montgomery bus boycott!

[chatter amongst the group]

Paula Crisostomo: It's like Montgomery! You know Dr. King got everybody to boycott buses, right?

Vickie Castro: Yeah! And sessions and boycotting - great!

Tanya Mount: But this about schools, okay?

Paula Crisostomo: So, let's boycott!

David Sanchez: The schools?

Paula Crisostomo: Why not?

Harry Gamboa: That's completely different!

Paula Crisostomo: No, it's not! It's exactly the same. We get treated like second class citizens!

Tanya Mount: Guys, are we talking about buses here or what?

Paula Crisostomo: Guys, our schools are the back of the bus!

Sal Castro: It's a beautiful day to be a Chicano!

Moctesuma Esparza: Boycott the schools?

Paula Crisostomo: Yes!

Harry Gamboa: That's not a good idea!

Moctesuma Esparza: Oh it isn't?

Harry Gamboa: No! You wanna know why? Because they don't give a *shit* if these kids go to school or not!

Moctesuma Esparza: Actually, they do! ADA - Average Daily Attendance!

Paula Crisostomo: They don't get paid if we don't go to school!

Paula Crisostomo: Hey, how'd it go?

Bobby Verdugo: This is what they told me: " You have a big future ahead of you."

Paula Crisostomo: That's good!

Bobby Verdugo: In the art world.

Yoli Rios: Yeah, industrial arts.

Bobby Verdugo: Yeah, nice way to say car mechanic.

Yoli Rios: He told me secretary. There's no nice way to say that.

Paula Crisostomo: Well, didn't he offer junior college?

Paula Crisostomo: The police know who we are, they know what we're up to. That's why they closed down our pina... Somebody here's talking to them.

Moctesuma Esparza: On behalf of all the outside agitators in this room, I'd like to send a special message to the informant... Que viva la raza!

[All]

Moctesuma Esparza: Que viva la raza!

Bobby Verdugo: [filling out questionnaire] Do you think you're going to graduate? pffft - Hell no!

Paula Crisostomo: Why not?

Bobby Verdugo: Not. Why not?

Paula Crisostomo: I'm serious Bobby.

Bobby Verdugo: What is the point.

Sal Castro: Chicano!

[All]

Sal Castro: Power!

Moctesuma Esparza: Boycott the schools?

Paula Crisostomo: Yes!

Harry Gamboa: That's not a good idea!

Moctesuma Esparza: Oh it isn't?

Harry Gamboa: No! You wanna know why?