Our Role in UB

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Title

Our Role in UB

Subject

Occidental's involvement in Upward Bound

Description

Occidental students to not provide a welcoming environment for the Upward Bound program. This article also shows the artistic work of the Upward Bound participants, detailing their personal experiences of racism. The poem, "The Odds Were Against Us" by Gregory Miller was also featured in the La Encina

Creator

Associated Students of Occidental College

Source

Occidental College Special Collections & College Archives

Publisher

Associated Students of Occidental College

Date

1969-10-02

Contributor

Somer Greene

Rights

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

Rights Holder

Occidental College

Text

"Collectively we should apply this program and be proud of its presence on campus. When the cheers cease however we must ask at what time. The new director expressed one of the greatest problems is that upward bounders are made to feel alienated at Occidental. Instead of extending our hands to help they seem to stare in apprehension who wait for incidents with evident lack of trust."

Entity

CTSJ 320 Culture and Community

Citation

Associated Students of Occidental College, “Our Role in UB,” History of Equity and Diversity at Occidental, accessed December 2, 2021, https://oxyequitydiversity2014.omeka.net/items/show/9.