“Students Sit in at Dean’s Door”

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Title

“Students Sit in at Dean’s Door”

Description

Over 150 students sat outside of the Dean of Student’s office to protest the cancellation of Alza la Raza just three days before the event. The event would have hosted “three rappers, art displays, tables for Occidental culture clubs, and food cooked on the premises”, but because of security reasons and the lack of necessary permits, the administration cancelled the event. According to the article, “the Los Angeles Police Department warned campus security that rival gangs might attend the event. Even after the rappers offered to use their salaries to pay for extra security, administrators declined to change their decision”. In protest, every one of the five Multicultural Center advocated resigned from their positions, as well as the ASOC sophomore senator.

Creator

M. Boyd, L. Muscate, E. Pazdral

Source

Occidental College Special Collections & College Archives

Date

November 16, 1990

Contributor

Kristie Borg

Rights

Property rights reside with Occidental College Library. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Format

Newspaper

Type

Document

Bibliographic Citation

The Occidental, Associated Students of Occidental College

Rights Holder

Occidental College

Entity

CTSJ 320 Culture and Community

Citation

M. Boyd, L. Muscate, E. Pazdral, ““Students Sit in at Dean’s Door”,” History of Equity and Diversity at Occidental, accessed May 23, 2022, https://oxyequitydiversity2014.omeka.net/items/show/58.