May Trip 2007
The Center for Multicultural Education's Annual Multicultural May Weekend Trip will Tour Historical Locations of the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles and Keene, California Thursday, May 10--Sunday, May 13, 2007.
"These three people are legends in Chicano and American civil rights history and they are providing a private tour of East L.A. that is tailored to our group and includes their stories, experiences and motivations. It's one thing to hear them in a lecture hall, but to have them share with us in this way in monumental. The University of Northern Iowa and the Center for Multicultural Education are very privileged to have this experience."
--The Center for Multicultural Education
History Comes Alive: Chicano Movement Tour of East Los Angeles
May 11, 2007
Led by two famous Chicano Movement activists and leaders of the first mass protest by Mexican-Americans in our country's history. Known in history as the “East LA Blowouts” they were the largest and lengthiest in the history of California, in which thousands of students left their classrooms to join the protest for quality education.
Tour is one part of the Multicultural Education May Trip to Los Angeles facilitated by UNI’s Center for Multicultural Education.
This tour will include visits to and personal stories on famous locations related to the Chicano Movement including the Zoot Suit Riots, Chicano murals, high schools where walk outs took place and much more.
Other trip destinations
Thursday, May 10, 2007
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center: Dr. Yolanda Retter--a one hour documentary, lecture, and tour of archives from the Chicano Movment
Friday, May 11, 2007
|Self-Help Graphics Museum is a community arts center that was formed during the cultural renaissance that accompanied the Chicano Movement, was one of the primary centers that incubated the nascent Chicano Art movement, and remains important in the Chicano art movement, as well as in the greater Los Angeles community, today. As a center of culture it has focussed primarily on training and giving exposure to young and new artists, many of whom have gone on to national and international prominence.
|El Pueblo de Los Angeles (Olvera Street)--the beginning of Los Angeles. It features historic architecture, many buildings of which have since been renovated to become museums worth browsing for anyone interested in the history of Los Angeles.Other sights not to be missed include Olvera street with many shops and restaurants, historic statues and nearby institutes such as the Mexican Cultural Institute, home to a large collection of Spanish-language literature and Mexican crafts.
History Comes Alive: Chicano Movement Tour of East Los Angeles--private tour led by Paula Crisostomos, Bobby Verdugo, and Carlos Callejo
Saturday, May 12, 2007
National Cesar Chavez Center in Keene, CA. The National Chavez Center which was the headquarters of the farm worker movement and where Cesar Chavez worked. We will take part in a new exhibit which will include live entertainment, food booths, wine tasting, music, documentary films, and inspirting artwork.
Conditions of Participation
2007 May Trip Application
May Trip itinerary As Of 3.08.07
Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement
The May trip to Los Angeles is co-sponsored by (in no specific order):
The Office of the Registrar
College of Social and Behavioral Science
Iowa Center on Health Disparities
Department of Residence
Dr. David Towle