Latino Timeline



Latino Law Student Association was formed.

Hector-Neri Castañeda
, Dean of Latino Affairs, and Jorge Oclander, Executive Director of Latino Affairs, were honored with Outstanding Latino Awards in the national Latino magazine Nuestro.

February 16
The Farmworkers Committee of Latinos Unidos began a boycott of Campbell and Libby products at the local Bloomington Kroger supermarket. Their protest was in support of the United Farm Workers Union and in response to poor living conditions for migrant workers.


Jorge Borges Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges spoke at Indiana University as part of the Patten Foundation Lecture Series.
Torchinsky Alberto Torchinsky, Professor of Mathematics, became the Acting Dean of the Office of Latino Affairs.


Establishment of the Indiana Hispanic Network: a community and alumni networking program, including listing of community organizations, service agencies, employer contacts, and university contacts.

Ping Pong 82 La Casa has always been committed to providing students and community members with a location for activities. Pictured here, student Albert Lerma, future Coordinator of Latino Services in the Office of Latino Affairs, enjoys the rigors of a ping-pong match.
Cisneros Mexican-American poet and author Sandra Cisneros has written about Mexican and Mexican-American women in her work. She took the opportunity to share some of her writings with students at La Casa.


Groups Picnic 82 Students from the Groups Program eagerly wait in line for their lunch during the traditional welcome picnic.

September 13-14

Zoot Suit, a film by Luis Valdez staring Edward James Olmos was shown in the Whittenberger Auditorium and co-sponsored by Latino Affairs and Union Board Minority and Cultural Programs. Cost of admission--$1.50.


The First Annual Festival Latino was held at Indiana University Bloomington. The festival featured IU students and was sponsored by the Office of Latino Affairs as well as Latinos Unidos. The festival was created in an attempt to increase the visibility of Latinos on campus and as a chance for international students and Latinos to come together.

The First Annual Midwest Hispanic Sports Fest sponsored by various Midwest universities, including Latinos Unidos of Indiana University was held. This activity began in an effort to build Latino unity throughout the Midwest.