UCLA People of Color Tour
The UCLA People of Color Tour dates back to 1985 when Asian American Studies Professor Glenn Omatsu instructed his students to create a "political tour" of the various communities that have contributed to UCLA's history in an effort to learn about the history of activism at UCLA. Today, the tour features seventeen different stops, which illustrate UCLA's history of activism through the recognition of significant events and landmarks, such as Martin Luther King's 1965 speech at Janss Steps regarding race relations, poverty, and nonviolence; the CAPSA mural in the Asian American Studies Center on the third floor of Campbell Hall which was created on the 25th anniversary of the San Francisco Student Strike, the first ethnic studies student movement; and Schoenberg Quad, the site of the fourteen-day hunger strike in 1993 that led to the establishment of the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chican@ Studies.
These events, and the others that are included in the tour, have shaped the historical and political significance of UCLA. We believe that this tour should be more widely advertised and accessible to current students, potential future students, alumni, and the community and visitors to UCLA in order to ensure that this history of activism and diversity be recognized and celebrated for all that has been accomplished on this campus. As proud Bruins, we want to share the struggles and triumphs of the students, faculty, and various communities of UCLA in their endeavors to empower and educate future generations. On behalf of the Student Activist Project under the External Vice President's Office of the Undergraduate Student Associated Council, we ask that you convey your support for the People of Color Tour.
To express your support for the UCLA People of Color Tour, please sign the petition below.