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The Takeover Grows Stronger / La Toma del Edificio Está Más Fuerte

Hostos United/Hostos Unido issued this bilingual bulletin on April 6, 1978 offering updates on the occupation of the 500 Grand Concourse building. The bulletin describes the ways that the space was being used for classes and childcare. It also implores more members of the Hostos community to participate in the occupation. To draw more public attention to their cause, and to demand needed funding to complete renovations to the building, students and faculty occupied the property to pressure Mayor Koch and other officials to enable bond sales and renovations to proceed.

By 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos Community College had picked up momentum. Having extremely poor facilities, the college had acquired a second building across the street from its original location that would allow Hostos to expand. However, the 500 Grand Concourse building needed renovations to be useable and 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 | April 6, 1978
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | Hostos United/Hostos Unido, “The Takeover Grows Stronger / La Toma del Edificio Está Más Fuerte,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed April 26, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4652.

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