El Plan de Santa Barbara Turns 50


El Plan, a 155-page manifesto and detailed blueprint for the formation of university-level Chicano Studies programs, was drafted by students, faculty and other delegates from across the UC system during a special conference at UC Santa Barbara in April 1969.  The conference became a higher-education catalyst for the movement at UC Santa Barbara, across California and beyond, and El Plan came to be seen as a seminal document resulting in the establishment of many Chicano/Chicana studies programs.

UC Santa Barbara will mark these milestones with a 50th anniversary conference examining the significance and enduring impact of El Plan. Event details can be found here.

News Date: 

Friday, February 15, 2019