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¡Hola Osxs! 
Dear Chicanx Latinx Cal Alumni,

We hope you and your loved ones are safe during these challenging times.  It is incredible looking out as record fires have turned the air into a smoke filled haze, all while the pandemic continues to impact our lives. We are grateful for UCB CLAA familia support during these times.

This past month UCB CLAA helped campus welcome our largest incoming Latinx class and hosted the alumni panel for Familia Orientation (sponsored by CLSD and Raices Recruitment and Retention Center).  We also opened up our Joe Kapp scholarship application process and are looking forward to announcing the award recipients on October 17 as part of our Sharing Wisdom Across Generations event.

Please join us via zoom on September 25 for our UCB CLAA Speaker Series guest speaker Author Maira Hernandez discuss her award winning book Aventura, Amor y Tacos: The Path to Reconnecting with the Motherland. 


En Comunidad,
Michael Treviño ‘89
Executive Director
Sharing Wisdom: Speaker Series 
RSVP!
Interested in being a guest speaker for our UC Berkeley community?
Contact
membership@ucbclaa.org for more information! 
Announcements! 
We will be announcing our 2020 UCB CLAA Scholarship Award Winners as part of the SWAG program!
Register Here!
Familia Orientation
In collaboration with Raices and the CLSD, UCB CLAA hosted an alumni panel on August 17th for Familia Orientation to welcome our new Latinx students. 
Thank you to our incredible panelists who shared their experiences with our community! 
Familia Orientation had over 715 participants throughout the weeklong sessions! Watch this short video showcasing a few moments from the 2020 Familia Orientation week including our UCB CLAA alumni panelist, Emily Garcia!
Watch Now!
2021 Legacy Event - October 1-3
We have confirmed that Chancellor Carol Christ will be participating in our welcome event on October 1, 2021! There are still opportunities to become a sponsor or member of the 2021 Honorary Committee, please email lupeg@ucbclaa.orgCheck out our website to stay updated! 
Do you remember Cal in the 60s, 70s, 80s? 
Tell us about your experience on the UC Berkeley campus for our Latinx Timeline project! The timeline will be featured at our Legacy Celebration. Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this great project highlighting Latinx at Berkeley.
Submit Here!
CLAA Membership 
Our Annual CLAA Membership is a great way to give back and support our Chicanx/Latinx community of alumni and future (students) alumni. 
Your membership of only $10 a month helps support CLAA activities and events. Our UCB CLAA network helps engage alumni throughout the state, nation, and world. Find your local chapter
Become a Member!
2020 UCB CLAA Interns 

Judith Lopez
Hometown: Compton, CA

Judith is a second year at UC Berkeley intending to major in Political Science. She was born in Long Beach, California but later moved to Compton. As a first generation college student, she knows the struggle it is to get to higher education and wants to help others get there. For this reason, she is looking forward to her 1st year working with CLAA and hopes to make its resources accessible to more. 
Angela Ortiz
Hometown: Madera, CA


Angela is a 4th year studying Social Welfare with a double minor in Public Policy and Chicano Studies. The guidance of her family serves as her motivation to encourage underrepresented students to pursue higher education. Angela began working with CLAA her first semester at Cal and is returning for her 4th year. She hopes to engage students and alumni as well as create a legacy for future generations of Chicanx/Latinx students. ​
Not pictured Elisa Montes Preciado* 
UC News
On Equal Terms 
As part of 150W and the commemoration of the August 18, 2020 centennial of women's suffrage in the United States, UC Berkeley's Public Affairs division is publishing a series called 'On Equal Terms' featuring remarkable staff from the past and the present. We invite you to read about these amazing and influential members of the UC Berkeley community. Read up on these incredible women of color: Lupe Gallegos-Diaz, Isela Pena-RagerTeresa OchoaLillian Castillo-Speed
150W Special Edition: Berkeley's Staff Heroines

Join this special recorded conversation as the campus recognizes the representation of diverse women who have studied, worked and researched from all corners of the campus. After a welcome from Chancellor Carol Christ, panelists include:

Cruz Grimaldo, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office
Sunny Lee, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
Mia Settles-Tidwell, Assistant Vice Chancellor in the Division of Equity & Inclusion
Charmin Smith, Head Coach of Cal Women’s Basketball

 

Wide-scale U.S. higher education began in 1862 when the Morrill Act provided each state with “public” lands to sell for the establishment of university endowments. The public land-grant university movement is lauded as the first major federal funding for higher education and for making liberal and practical education accessible to Americans of average means. However hidden beneath the oft-told land-grant narrative is the land itself: the nearly 11 million acres of land sold through the Morrill Act was expropriated from tribal nations. This two-part forum examines the 150,000 acres of Indigenous land that funded the University of California, how this expropriation is intricately tied to California’s unique history of Native dispossession and genocide, and how UC continues to benefit from this wealth accumulation today. We will then explore current university initiatives with tribes and engage in a community dialogue on actions the University of California can take to address their responsibility to California Indigenous communities.

Part 1: Unearthing Indigenous Land Dispossession in the Founding of the University of California - September 25, 2020 

Part 2: From Land-grab to Land Acknowledgement and Beyond - October 23, 2020
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