Dec 30, 2017
Professor Emeritus Norma Klahn (Literature) and Professor Emeritus Pedro Castillo (History) are the co-founders of UC Santa Cruz's Chicano Latino Research Center (CLRC). They also served as the Center's first co-directors in the 1990s. The CLRC is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year (2017) and the opening of its own archives (Nuestras Historias) for research. We discussed how the CLRC started, its impact in the University of California system, its relevance for understanding a range of social issues today, and the importance of CLRC in mentoring graduate students and supporting faculty research.