Date and LocationFriday February 22, 2019 9:00am to Saturday February 23, 2019 5:00pm
In April 1969, a group of Chicano students, professors, and community activists met at UC Santa Barbara for a historic conference that would mark an important milestone in California's Chicano history. The conference resulted in El Plan de Santa Barbara (The Santa Barbara Plan), which served as a blueprint for the establishment of Chicano studies programs throughout the UC system, and of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.), a statewide organization of Chicano students.
Fifty years later, another conference at UCSB will commemorate that 1969 civil rights action. "The 50th Anniversary of El Plan de Santa Barbara!"