The first Ethnic Studies Week October 1-7, 2010 was inspired by opposition to the May 11 2010 passage of HB 2281 in Arizona banning ethnic studies in the AZ public schools and the May 21, 2010 passage of new social studies standards by the influential Texas State Board of Education. It was initiated by 225 educators, endorsed by educational and activist organizations around the country, and open to all who wanted to participate. This year’s ethnic studies week is organized in solidarity with those opposed to the passage of this law and endeavors not only to reflect critically on the history of ethnic studies but also to bring awareness to this pressing issue currently being debated in our courts.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. VIJAY PRASHAD
“The End of Multiculturalism and the Persistence of Racism”
Allbritton 311, 8pm
Refreshments will be provided!
Tuesday, October 4th
Film Screening: On Strike
Join us for a short film about the 1968 strike at San Francisco State; discussion to follow
Wednesday, October 5th
Featuring Professor Nguyen and Professor Potter
Join us to discuss the history of ethnic studies and learn about current areas of study and research in relation to ethnic studies.
Albritton 311, 4:15pm
Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, October 6th
Featuring Joyous Bey ’12, Chantaniece Kitt ’13, Marjorie Rivera ’12, Julissa Peña ’12, and Maggie Cohen ’12
Join us for a student-led panel discussion about the importance of ethnic studies in our educational system today.
Albritton 311, 5:45pm
Food & drinks will be provided.