Roots of the Stuggle: Ethnic Studies Spring Film Series Part II

This weeks film will be Irum Shiekh’s On Strike! Ethnic Studies 1969-1999

The film will begin at 7:00pm at Social Sciences 1, Room 110, Everyone is welcome!

“Through interviews with past and recent student leaders and faculty juxtaposed with footage of campus demonstrations over the course of a generation, ON STRIKE offers an historical and political overview of what it took to establish and sustain ethnic studies at one of the nation’s leading universities. ON STRIKE makes an encapsulated, incisive study of the context and events that led up to the Ethnic Studies demonstrations, hunger strikes, and student arrests that surprisingly roiled the UC Berkeley campus in May, 1999. Opening with a quick historical study of the struggle that established Ethnic Studies in the late sixties, this record of modern-day activism soon moves into the urgent present-time, detailing the nineties’ TWLF (Third World Liberation Front) movement and their pitched battle against the university administration.”   – SF international Asian American film festival guide

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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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