“New” Cross Cultural Center dedication on April 18, 1989 July 26, 2012Posted by ucisca in Student Life, University Archives.
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The original Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) was founded on October 16, 1974. It was the first multicultural center at a University of California campus. The purpose of the CCC was “to create Third World interaction, student outreach, and provide necessary information to the minority community on campus.” The first CCC was located in a temporary facility across Ring Mall from the School of Humanities. The “new” Cross-Cultural Center opened on April 18, 1989, in a 3,400 square foot space, almost twice as large as the first space. The original mural, dedicated in 1976, was moved and is displayed in the current lounge. In 1993, a mural conceived by the well-known muralist Judy Baca was installed in the ‘Cross’ conference room. Below Lori White cuts the ribbon on opening day in 1989.
AS-061. University Communication Photographs. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Box 144.