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"Asian Alliance"- Spring 1990, page 152, La Encina

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This is an excerpt from Occidental College's La Encina dating back to 1990. The page depicts a picture of the Asian Alliance cultural club and pictures of the demonstration that occurred to protest against Florentine Gardens, the nightclub that…

"Boesak and Tutu Visit Oxy"- Spring 1990, page 48, La Encina

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Two pages of the La Encina have been dedicated to Reverend Alan Boesak and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, two leaders in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Alan Boesak spoke in Thorne Hall and Desmond Tutu delivered a speak in the Greek Bowl.…

"On More Mumia"- April 20, 2001, page 15, Occidental Weekly

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An opinion's piece supporting Mumia's as graduation speaker for the class of 2001. The author, believing Mumia's presence on campus would exemplify Oxy's mission statement continues to question the schools commitment to diversity.

"Oxy marches to honor King" - January 14, 1986

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1986 marks the first year of an observed, official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Black Student Alliance and the Reconciliation Team of the Protestant Christian Community joined together to develop the commemoration and march for King's honor. The…

"SCEME: Students Committed to Enriching a Multicultural Environment circulate petition"- February 18, 2000, page 1-2, The Occidental

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SCEME collected over 400 signatures expressing concern over Occidental's commitment to multiculturalism. Student were unsatisfied with administration's response.

"Students Fight for Diversity"- The Occidental, December 3rd, 1999 Vol. 113, No. 12

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The article describes efforts from a student lead coalition dedicated towards insuring diversity here at the college.The purpose of the group is to hold the college to its pledge of equity and excellence according to the author. The group was called…

130 attend 'No on 14' organizing

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130 students attended a student organized meeting about Proposition 14, which would strike down the Rumford Fair Housing Act that was created to combat housing discrimination. The students were joined by a group of faculty members, spearheaded by Dr.…

“Blackness Week” 2007, page 32-33, La Encina Oxy Yearbook

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A segment from the 2007 Oxy yearbook La Encina focused on detailing “Blackness Week,” which was a compilation of events organized by students, most specifically Occidental college’s Black Student Alliance (BSA). The two pages contian a number of…

“Council Rejects Racial Harassment Policy”

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Racial tensions and discrimination were high in the Spring of 1990, and students requested that the school create a policy to address racial harassment. Cathy Kramer, the Associate Dean of Students developed a proposal to present to the Central…

“Students Organize High School Boycotts”

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An editorial comments on Occidental students participation in an Arco and Vons boycott Arco in protest of Prop. 187. Oxy students collaborated with Roosevelt High School and over one hundred students joined in on the boycott.