The University of New Mexico’s newest department – Chicana/ Chicano Studies – hosts an open house Friday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in celebration of becoming departmentalized. The event, a celebration of becoming departmentalized is 11-2 p.m. at the Chicana/Chicano building located at 1829 Sigma Chi. It is open to one and all. Refreshments will be served.

Chicana/Chicano Studies have come a long and arduous way to become a department, and finally after almost 50 years the time finally arrived. Now they invite everyone to join them in looking at the progress made throughout the years going from a program to a department while showcasing student and alumni artists who have been a part of the Chicana/Chicano studies.

 In addition, the Taos Chrysalis Alternative School will donate artwork as a commemoration to the new department. Also attending will be community members who supported the Chicana/Chicano studies since the late 70s, talking about the movements and action going on during their time in the department. 

For more information, call 277-6414.