Honoring a Chicana Activist Dignity Warrior: The Life and Work of Alicia Escalante

Friday, April 14, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Free Event

Please join us in the Pacific View Room in recognizing the life-long activism of Alicia Escalante, the founder of the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization (ELAWRO), who recently donated her papers to the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives at the UCSB Library. Focused on economic justice and human dignity, Escalante’s social and political activism sheds new light on the multiple insurgencies and interorganizational dynamics across a wide berth of movements, including welfare rights, women of color and white women’s feminist struggles, and Chicano battles for self-determination.

Speakers to include: Alicia Escalante; Alex Escalante; and Rosie Bermudez, PhD Candidate, Chicana/o Studies.

Reception to follow.

Co-sponsors: UCSB Library; Division of Social Sciences; Oce of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy; Department of History; Hull Chair, Department of Feminist Studies; Center for Black Studies Research.