CELEBRATING A 50-YEAR LEGACY OF CHICANA/O STUDIES AT UCSB
About the Department of Chicana/o Studies
New Knowledge, Changing Worlds
The Department of Chicana/o Studies is a venue for the interdisciplinary and multi-method study of social justice within Chicana/o/x, Latina/o/x and Indigenous cultures, communities and experiences. The Department was created to critically educate members of society, including leaders in education, in the law and public policy, and in social and environmental justice non-profit organizations. Over the past fifty years, students have become advocates for their communities, aided by their education in Chicana/o Studies, and now they have the option of pursuing doctoral degrees. The Department of Chicana/o Studies was the first in the nation to create such a doctorate and continues to lead the field with faculty producing innovative research and new Ph.D.s entering the professoriate.
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.
FEB 22 9AM-5PM
McCune Conference Room 6020 HSSB
FEB 22 5PM-7PM
Mosher Alumni House
Celebration Reception, honoring alumnus Cástulo de la Rocha ‘73, President & CEO, AltaMed
FEB 23 9:30AM-5PM
FEB 23 5PM-6PM
Loma Pelona Center,
Special Performance by Chicano Secret Service
El Plan de Santa Barbara 50 Year Anniversary Conference is free and open to the public