The Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the Chicano Movement and the Long History of Mexican American Civil Rights Struggles will focus on the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s as a seminal period in Chicano history on the struggle for civil rights and community empowerment. Papers will also include earlier Mexican American civil rights struggles and the continuation of such struggle after the Chicano Movement. This will be the 6th bi-annual Sal Castro Conference named after one of the major figures of the Chicano Movement especially in the area of educational justice. The conference will also include a special symposium on the second day on the Work and Legacy of Professor Mario T. Garcia in connection with his recent retirement after 47 years at UCSB, affiliated with both Chicana and Chicano Studies and the History Department. Various speakers will address his scholarly contribution in the areas of Leadership and Civil Rights; Chicano Catholic History; and Oral History and Testimonio. Several of Prof. Garcia’s graduate students will speak about their work with him. As part of the symposium, there will be a special video presented on the Life and Career of Mario T. Garcia, prepared by Dr. Todd Holmes of the Bancroft Library.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Chicano/Latino Research Group; Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; Office of the Chancellor; Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Dean of Social Sciences; Office of Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention; Chicano Studies Institute; Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies; Educational Opportunity Program; Department of History; Latin American & Iberian Studies; Las Maestras Center; Department of Spanish & Portuguese