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“The Latino Generation involves not only Mexican-Americans but also other Latinos, like Central Americans and others who come of age in the 1980s and ’90s,” said García, who studies Chicano history from a generational standpoint. - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2014/014320/shattering-stereotypes#sthash.WpLhC...
“The Latino Generation involves not only Mexican-Americans but also other Latinos, like Central Americans and others who come of age in the 1980s and ’90s,” said García, who studies Chicano history from a generational standpoint. - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2014/014320/shattering-stereotypes#sthash.WpLhC... Latino Generation involves not only Mexican-Americans but also other Latinos, like Central Americans and others who come of age in the 1980s and ’90s,” said García, who studies Chicano history from a generational standpoint. - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2014/014320/shattering-stereotypes#sthash.WpLhC...
“The Latino Generation involves not only Mexican-Americans but also other Latinos, like Central Americans and others who come of age in the 1980s and ’90s,” said García, who studies Chicano history from a generational standpoint. - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2014/014320/shattering-stereotypes#sthash.WpLhC...

Announcements

  • El Plan de Santa Bárbara led directly to the establishment of Chicano Studies departments at UC Santa Barbara and myriad other institutions
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — In the late 1960s, so few other Latinos attended his college, Cástulo de la Rocha could find and personally call them all in a matter of days. And as a student activist in a growing Chicano Movement, he did just that.
 
“There was an ongoing debate at the time whether there were 20 or 40 or 50 Latinos here at that time,” recalled de la Rocha, then a student at UC Santa Barbara. “So I went to all the students one by one, by last name — Gómez, González, Martínez — all of them. Our number was small. Today the university is very different. Of more than 20,000 students on campus close to 30 percent are Latino, which is extraordinary.”
 
UC Santa Barbara now is one of two Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities, a designation stipulating that Hispanic students comprise at least 25 percent of total enrollment.
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Events

The 50th Anniversary of El Plan de Santa Bárbara Conference will be streamed live on YouTube at...

  1. February 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  2. February 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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  • 50th Anniversary Conference flyer

The 50th Anniversary of El Plan de Santa Bárbara Conference will take place on February 22-23, 2019. 

Please join us for a two-day conference in a year honoring the dramatic events that gave rise to Chicano/a Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and to the transformative contributions of Chicano/a and Latinx students, staff and faculty to the intellectual life of the University over the following 50 years.
 
The conference will commemorate the 50th anniversary of El Plan de Santa Barbara on the 22-23 of February, with a weekend of expert panel discussions, receptions, and performances.
Through this yearlong commemoration, we aspire to catalyze collective efforts in the coming 50 years, to continue building a more equitable, diverse and inclusive University, and to complete the ambitious agenda that the architects of El Plan left for future generations. 
  1. February 22, 2019 - 9:00am to February 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Join us for a dialogue between Mario T. García (Chicana and Chicano Studies and History) and Verónica Castillo-Muñoz (History) about García’s new biography, Father Luis Olivares: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles. Refreshments will be served.

  1. November 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Each quarter this year, the CHST Department will host its local version of ‘UCSB Reads’ with ‘...

  1. November 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  1. 50th Anniversary
The Educational Opportunity Program, in collaboration with the Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center, the Office of Student Life, V.O.C.E.R.O.S. and the Department of Chican@ Studies would like to invite you to celebrate the rich culture of the Latinx community at UC Santa Barbara. Please join us at Celebración de la Familia Saturday, November 3rd from 2-5pm.
  1. November 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Chicana/o Studies is collaborating again this year to host two events to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos 2018!

  1. November 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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  • Midterm Election 2018: Ballot Review and Discussion
Join us for a discussion of the 2018 Midterm Election Ballot. Find out what issues are on the ballot (or help others discover them!) and how they might affect you and your communities.
  1. October 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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  • Luis Leal Award for distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature is awarded to Tim Z. Hernández

This year the Luis Leal Award for distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature is awarded to Tim Z. Hernández 

  1. October 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Conversación con moderador Prof. Francisco Lomelí

La voz, el carisma y el talento de Aída...

  1. October 3, 2018 - 2:00pm