"Multicultural Center to Open"-March 31, 1989, page 3, The Occidental

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Title

"Multicultural Center to Open"-March 31, 1989, page 3, The Occidental

Description

The Multicultural Center is finally having their grand opening on April 5th 1989.The article states "the center is meant to improve the overall experience for minority students who continue to be disproportionately under-represented in the total student population"(3). The article also talks about how they hope to create events for all of the cultural clubs on campus.

Creator

Gerchick, Randy

Source

The Occidental

Publisher

Associated Students of Occidental College

Date

1989-03-31

Date Created

2015-11-2

Contributor

Tatz, Erin

Rights

Rights resides with Occidental College Library. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Bibliographic Citation

Gerchick, Randy. "Multi-Cultural Center to Open." The Occidental. March 31, 1989. pp, 3.

Mediator

CTSJ 320 Culture and Community

Rights Holder

Occidental College

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Analysis/Reflection

This news article is useful in understanding the timeline of the creation of the Multicultural Center. I believe it is also very indicative of the dissatisfaction of students of color on campus who point out how they are underrepresented on campus. It is clear that the creation of a Multicultural Center was not only seen as good, but actually necessary for making a space on campus that is comfortable for all students.

Citation

Gerchick, Randy, “"Multicultural Center to Open"-March 31, 1989, page 3, The Occidental,” History of Equity and Diversity at Occidental, accessed June 26, 2022, https://oxyequitydiversity2014.omeka.net/items/show/234.