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NeverForget92 :The 25th Anniversary

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - April 20 @ 6:30 pm

In 1992 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students organized for the equitable treatment of Latinx students on this campus. These students were met with violent opposition by the University and the Police were called in with riot gear. After the police forcefully removed these students the University recieved negative media attention nationwide. The negative media pressure resulted in the relocation of La Casa cultural Latina to the former home of the University President.

The historical and educational significance of the 1992 protest cannot be understated. The actions of these students have altered our University’s curriculum and positively influenced the academic experience for Latinx students for years to come. Our goal is to educate the student body on the importance of these student’s sacrifices and honor the history of La Casa Cultural Latina and the Latina/Latino Studies Department.

Monday April 17th from 5:30PM-6:30: Protest Panel and Documentary
Channing Murray Foundation
A showing of clips from the 1992 documentary. We will have Dr. Gio Perez, Dr. Jonathan Inda, Dr. Rolando Romero, and Dr. Alicia Rodriguez discussing their professional and personal experiences with the university. We will also ask them about the significance of the 1992 protests for Latinxs on campus.
Cosponsored by:
Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support
GEO (Graduate Employee Organization)
LTA Beta Phi Chapter (Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.)
Uiuc Phiotas (Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.)
SJP UIUC (Students for Justice in Palestine)
University of Illinois Latina/o Alumni Association
Latinx Resilience Network at UIUC
Native American House
La Casa Cultural Latina

Tuesday April 18th from 7-9PM: Community Building
La Casa
A day centered on collaboration and organizing together.
Catered for students to become more comfortable in activist settings. Also asking dedicated members of the activist community to connect with old and new members for future joint work. A space to share campaigns, provide resources, and build upon our knowledge, strength, and networks.
Cosponsored by:
Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support
Black Students for Revolution
SJP UIUC

Wednesday April 19th from 12-1PM: Standing Together, Demanding Better (Rally)
Anniversary Plaza / Main Quad
A rally to commemorate and celebrate the students, faculty, staff, and local community members who participated in a call for justice and equality from the university. A Reading
of the original demands. A reiteration of the
current needs of Latinx students. A call for the university to implement the Demands for a
Transformed University.
Cosponsored by:
Alpha Psi Lambda at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support
Black Students for Revolution
Black United Front UIUC
SJP UIUC

Thursday April 20th from 7-8:30 PM: Open Mic
Latina/Latino Studies Department Building
Come share your art and thoughts with us!
Cosponsored by:
Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support
Mixed Student Union
SJP UIUC

Friday April 20th from 6-9PM: Art Gallery
La Casa
To commemorate the 25 year anniversary, we are holding an art gallery to display the impact of the students and alumni involved through the use of visceral representations and testimonials.
They will be photographs, literary works, and art from the original protests.
Cosponsored by:
Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support
GEO
SJP UIUC

Cosponsors:
Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support (CUTES)
Graduate Employee Organization (GEO)
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)

Special Cosponsors:
American Indian Studies
La Casa Cultural Latina
Latina/o Alumni Association
Latinx Resilience Network
Native American House
Student Cultural Programming Fee

#NeverForget92
http://www.1992protests.com

Details

Start:
April 17 @ 5:30 pm
End:
April 20 @ 6:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/732746573566353

Venue

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61820 United States

Organizer

1992 Protests at UIUC

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