This collection consists of two series that document the history of the Confederation of La Raza Organizations within Santa
Barbara. It is mostly comprised of newsletters, publications, action plans, announcements, and correspondence from the organization.
In the late 1970's several local Latino advocacy groups in Santa Barbara united to form C.O.R.O. (Confederation of La Raza
Organizations). C.O.R.O. began with over one hundred members representing a spectrum of Spanish-speaking groups, which included
the Association of Mexican American Educators, Casa-Hermandad General de Trabajadores, CINAC, La Casa de la Raza, El Congreso,
La Escuela Tiburcio Vasquez, Hermanas Mujeres Unidas, Migrant Parents Council, SBCC Junta Directiva, and the UCSB Chicano
Caucus. The creation of C.O.R.O. symbolized the need for a unified voice to assert the needs of the Mexican/Chicano population
in Santa Barbara. C.O.R.O. identified employment, housing, social services, legal assistance, and education as pressing key
issues that would be addressed by the organization. C.O.R.O. recognized that the Mexican/Chicano community needed political
clout and solidarity in order to challenge the status quo of Santa Barbara.
1.0 linear feet
(2 boxes, 1 oversize box)
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