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Celebrating 30 years of chicano student programs at UCR

Celebrating 30 years of chicano student programs at UCR

(January 30, 2002)

Chicano Student Programs at the University of California, Riverside is celebrating its 30th-year anniversary with a series of events throughout the academic year, including a book signing 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, by Chicano documentary film maker Jesus Salvador Treviño in room 1500 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building (number 35 in the printed and online campus maps).

Treviño participated in and documented some of the more important events in the Mexican-American civil rights movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, from farm workers’ strikes and boycotts to Los Angeles school walkouts, from the Chicano moratorium against the war in Vietnam to the founding of the Raza Unida Party.

The yearlong series is titled “Celebrating 30 Años Empowering Raza Through Education.” All the events in the celebration highlight the history of Chicano Student Programs, the history of the Chicano movement, and the accomplishments of Chicano and Latino UCR alumni. Events are free and open to the public, and include:

· “After the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Chicano Civil Rights and Immigration Policies.” UCR alumni Jorge Hernandez and Russell Jauregui will give the presentation at 7 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 6, at Terrace Room B. Hernandez teaches Chicano history at Mt. San Jacinto Community College and is a criminal defense attorney. Jauregui is an immigration lawyer in Pasadena.

· “Poesía Peligrosa: Readings from the Cultural Side.” The poetry series is performed by Teatro Quinto Sol and is scheduled 7-9 p.m., Thursday Feb. 21. The location has yet to be determined.

· “30th Annual Chicano Community College Day.” The event features speakers and information about transferring from community college to the UC system. The event is scheduled at 8:30 a.m., Friday March 1, on the UCR campus. Please RSVP by Feb. 22.

· “Semana de la Mujer,” a weeklong dedication to the contributions of women in Chicano and Latino culture. The March 4-8 celebration includes films, speakers, poetry, literature and the Mujeres Unidas conference.

Upcoming Events in Spring 2002

· Radio Aztlan Music Festival on April 6.

· The Chicano-Latino Youth Conference on April 13.

· Tomás Rivera Conference on April 26.

Contact Chicano Student Programs at (909) 787-3821 for more information and to RSVP for attendance to some events. Please send email messages to

Maps and directions to the events are available at information kiosks at the University Avenue and the Canyon Crest Drive campus entrances, or on the campus web site Visitor parking costs $6 per vehicle on weekdays before 4 p.m. Parking for events after 4 p.m. and on weekends costs $3 per vehicle.

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