The 50th Anniversary Conference El Plan de Santa Barbara will commemorate one of the seminal proclamations of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement was the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican Americans. El Plan was drafted at a conference held at UCSB in April of 1969. It laid the foundation for the establishment of Chicano Studies at UCSB and elsewhere. It also unified the Chicano student movement under one name: MEChA. Panels and speakers will address the history of El Plan but also its relevance today.
Feb. 22 the conference will be in 6020 HSSB, McCune Conference Room and Feb. 23 at the MultiCultural Center (MCC)
Sponsored by Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies | Chicano Studies Institute | Office of the Chancellor | College of Letters & Science Council of Deans | Dean of Social Sciences | Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Las Maestras Center | Mosher Alumni House | UCSB Office of Development | Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office | UC Santa Barbara Library | Chicano/Latino Research Group (IHC)