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Hostos United/Hostos Unido Meeting Minutes and Proposed Agenda, January 24, 1978

These meeting minutes of the January 24th meeting of Hostos United/Hostos Unido show the plan to assess the group’s priorities and assign work to various committees. This was one of the first working meetings held by Hostos United/Hostos Unido. The group became the central activist group that led much of the campaign to expand to 500 Grand Concourse. It was organized by the Student Government Organization, the Puerto Rican Student Organization, the Dominican Student Organization, the South American Student Union, the Black Student Union, FUSP, the Professional Staff Congress and other unions representing college staff.

In 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos Community College was picking up momentum. Having extremely poor facilities, the college had acquired a second building across the street from its original location that would offer the opportunity for Hostos to expand. However, the 500 Grand Concourse building needed renovations to be useable but the college was denied the funds necessary to prepare and occupy their second building. A fresh wave of organizing by students and faculty drove efforts to enable Hostos to continue to be a hub of opportunity for residents of the South Bronx.

Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Creator | Hostos United/Hostos Unido
Date Created | January 24, 1978
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Text (Notes / Minutes)
Cite This document | Hostos United/Hostos Unido, “Hostos United/Hostos Unido Meeting Minutes and Proposed Agenda, January 24, 1978,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 20, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4612.

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