This collection consists of flyers, memos, notes, form letters, faxes and photographs that document the events that occurred
during the spring of 1993 when several students and one professor began a hunger strike to protest the decision of Chancellor
Charles E. Young to close the Chicano Studies Program at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In 1993, after several attempts by faculty and students at the University of California, Los Angeles to change the standing
of the Chicano Studies Program from an interdisciplinary program to a department, Chancellor Charles E. Young announced that
the Program would not receive departmental status. The date was April 28th, 1993, the eve of Cesar Chavez's funeral. This
decision ignited the passion and activism of many students and set in motion a sit-in demonstration by the Conscious Students
of Color group over the welfare of the Chicano Studies Library, budget cuts, and the Chicana/o Studies Program and other Ethnic
Programs at UCLA. Around 200 hundred students walked across the Westwood campus to the Faculty Center to protest the Chancellor's
decision. The protest turned violent after Los Angeles Police Department and University of California Police Department officers
appeared in riot gear at the Faculty Center. As a result, 99 students were arrested and UCLA pressed charges against the students
for vandalizing the premises.
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