In the late 1960s and early 1970s Chicano students in the Southwest walked out and boycotted classes to force educational and social change. The National Chicano Student Walkouts Conference will be held in San Antonio at Our Lady of the Lake University and UTSA-Downtown Campus on November 20-22, 2019 to honor the striking students who risked it all to achieve equality and social justice for La Raza.
The Conference will focus on the history and advancement of education and economic opportunities for La Raza. It will bring together faculty, academic researchers, community leaders and the striking students to reflect, analyze and assess the impact that the protests had on improvement of educational and economic opportunities for Mexican Americans. Oral histories will be collected and archived, a selected collection of Conference papers will be published and a scholarship program designed to motivate current youth to pursue post-secondary education as scholars of the Chicano Movement will be initiated.
Stay tuned! Progress updates will be posted on this page periodically to keep you informed and to motivate you to attend this historic Conference.