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Hostos United/Hostos Unido, January 17, 1978 Meeting Minutes

These meeting minutes document the decision to form Hostos United/Hostos Unido on January 17th, 1978. Hostos United/Hostos Unido 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. These minutes describe the issue about which the group was formed, the debates about governing structure, and the initial strategic decisions that would inform activist efforts in the coming three months.

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 allow Hostos to expand. However, the 500 Grand Concourse building needed renovations to be useable but the college had been 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 in the South Bronx.

Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Creator | Hostos United/Hostos Unido
Date Created | January 17, 1978
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archives
Item Type | Text (Notes / Minutes)
Cite This document | Hostos United/Hostos Unido, “Hostos United/Hostos Unido, January 17, 1978 Meeting Minutes,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 19, 2021,


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