New UTEP exhibit chronicles the student Chicano Movement
WEST EL PASO — UTEP's Centennial Museum and Welcome Center will present its newest exhibit higlighting local student involvement in the national Chicano Movement Saturday, June 7.
The exhibit is called "Viva La Causa: Forging UTEP's 21st Century Demographic" and it's part of the university's Centennial Celebration.
The Department of History and Museo Urbano started the exhibit that will show how UTEP students changed the face of the campus by taking over the administration building, demanding educational equality for Mexican-American students in 1970's.
That movement is now called "La Causa," or "The Cause."
Visitors will see historical photographs and newspaper articles, orginial artwork, and firsthand accounts of the student activism on campus.
"Viva La Causa" opens Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through August 2.
Exhibit hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.