Scholar-Activist to Address Struggle for Multicultural Democracy

Carlos Muñoz, Jr.

The campus community is invited to hear Carlos Muñoz Jr., professor emeritus in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, address "The Struggle for Multicultural Democracy" today at UCSF. The Black Caucus at UCSF will present Muñoz as the keynote lecturer during Black History Month today, (Feb. 27) at noon in Health Sciences West, room 301 on the UCSF Parnassus campus. Muñoz is an acknowledged expert on the issues of ethnic and racial politics, multiculturalism and diversity, immigration, civil and human rights, and affirmative action. The son of poor working class Mexican immigrants, Muñoz grew up in the barrios of East Los Angeles. He earned his AA from Los Angeles City Community College, his BA with honors in Political Science from California State University at Los Angeles and his PhD in Government from the Claremont Graduate School . Muñoz was the founding chair of the first Chicano Studies department in the nation in 1968 at the California State University at Los Angeles and the founding chair of the National Association of Chicana & Chicano Studies. He is a pioneer in the creation of undergraduate and graduate curricula in the disciplines of Ethnic Studies. He is the author of numerous pioneering works on the Mexican American political experience and on African American and Latino political coalitions. Related Links: UC Berkeley Department of Ethnic Studies