AZ/CA Ethnic Studies Activism Panel

Ethnic Studies Activism Panel
Tuesday, March 15 · 4:00pm – 7:00pm
UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library
30 Stephens Hall #2360
Berkeley, CA

The Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Alliance from UC Berkeley invites you to the public event:

“The Next Stage of Jim Crow: Arizona/California, ‘Outlawed’ Bodies,and Forbidden Curriculum.”

…This event features guest speakers from Arizona and a panel of local activist that will discuss the rise of conservative laws and racist social policy in the context of the banning of Ethnic Studies and budget cuts in public education.

Refreshments and food will be provided.

The program features:

Roberto Rodriguez, Professor of Raza Studies at the University of Arizona, has been instrumental in the efforts to build a strong movement against HB 1070 (racial profiling immigrants) and HB 2281 (banning Ethnic Studies  curriculum) through his writing, teaching, and activism.

Lelani Clark is a product of the Tucson Unified School Districts K-12 Raza Studies Program and is currently a community organizer, mobilizing youth to challenge SB 1070 and HB 2281.

Sagnicthe Salazar, with Youth Together, is currently organizing the 10th annual Ethnic Studies conference for high school students. She is an immigrant rights activist involved with the Xicana Moratorium Coalition and the Stop the Gang Injunctions in Oakland Coalition.

Nancy Hernandez, an educator in the “June Jordan Small School for Social Equity” in San Francisco, is a Bay Area native that had a leading role in having Ethnic Studies classes implemented at various high schools in the Bay Area. She is currently involved with Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth

Ruben E. Canedo is an Ethnic Studies major at UC Berkeley that has been actively involved with multiple movements on campus, which includes current mobilizing efforts related to budget cuts that affect Ethnic Studies and services for Students of Color.


About UCSC Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES)

This blog is maintained by students throughout UCSC. We recognize that students have been working around Ethnic Studies for multiple decades and at many levels of the university. We claim no ownership over any movement or material that is produced. We ask that any materiel used from the blog is cited and used for only educational purposes. Most importantly that it is done with honor and respect for the many people who worked in the struggle for Ethnic Studies. We would also like to point out that the name Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) was created to acknowledge the intellectual development of Ethnic Studies since the beginning of this struggle. The name came from countless meetings and hours with many different undergrads, graduate students, and faculty.
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