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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.

2011 Graduate Student Proposal for a Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Department at UCSC

This grad student call for a CRES program followed a list of serious and radical demands (to be posted, fingers crossed) by undergrad activists.  It garnered the support of a large number of faculty.  However, the administration requested that the … Continue reading

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We Refuse to Accept That Violence Against Us Is Necessary to the Sustenance of Our Education

April 17, 2014 Santa Cruz, California We recognize that violence is not always a meeting between bullet and body — or baton and body — a bruising of the flesh, a scarring of skin. Criminalization is a form of violence. … Continue reading

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Lecture: Roderick A. Ferguson: “Comparative Ethnic Studies: Retrieving, Redistributing, and Holding the Institution Under Erasure”

Please spread the word to anyone interested in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies! Critical Race and Ethnic Studies presents: Roderick A. Ferguson: “Comparative Ethnic Studies: Retrieving, Redistributing, and Holding the Institution Under Erasure” Public lecture: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • 4:00-5:30 PM … Continue reading

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CRES Community Gathering

Come out to this student-organized gathering! We want to have a conversation about what we need from CRES, talk about recent developments, and envision future steps. Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Ethnic Studies Lectures at UCSC

Don’t miss this upcoming lecture series at UCSC! “Visual Representations of the Chinese Diasporas” is a lecture series organized by Boreth Ly (History of Art and Visual Culture) with the assistance of Hrishekesh Kashyap. It is made possible by the … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley College Republicans “Increase Diversity” satirical bake sale… gone horribly wrong.

The Berkeley College Republicans have hosted a bake sale event called “Increase Diversity” set for September 27. The description of this event, as well as the campus wide response has stirred much controversy over the legitimacy of the event itself. … Continue reading

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The “F” Word…. (Feminism)

As a person or an activist womyn or whatever daunting label I shall place on myself, I realized that I needed to learn more about feminism and what it means to be a feminist. How can I call “socially male … Continue reading

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