20th Anniversary Celebration: Mujeres in the Movement for Chicana/o Studies at UCLA
Please join us for a 20th anniversary celebration of the hunger strike at UCLA that led to the creation of the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. This event will include a panel discussion with Cindy Montañez, Josefina Santiago, Cristine Soto DeBerry, and moderator José M. Aguilar-Hernández, plus a documentary photo exhibit curated from the personal collection of journalist and professor Raúl Ruíz.
- Cindy Montañez was the assemblymember for California’s 39th District from 2002 until 2006 and one of the hunger strikers for Chicana/o studies at UCLA in 1993.
- Josefina Santiago is the associate director of Workforce Development, Marina Del Rey Work Source Center. She was MEChA Women’s Unit Coordinator during part of her undergraduate career and served as one of MEChA’s representatives during the hunger strike negotiations.
- Cristine Soto DeBerry is an attorney at the San Francisco District Attorney’s office. She was elected as a negotiator during the 1993 hunger strike.
- José M. Aguilar-Hernández is a PhD candidate in Race and Ethnic Studies in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and a Teaching Fellow with the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. He is writing his dissertation on the 1990-1993 movement for Chicana/o Studies at UCLA.
- Raúl Ruíz is a professor of Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge. As a journalist activist in the 1960s and ‘70s he documented the Chicano Movement’s most seminal events and created many of its most iconic images.
This event is FREE.
Watch the video of this event here.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies