Conference: Honoring Our Communities, Building Our Futures
|Event Start Date||Friday, October 1, 2010 – Saturday, October 2, 2010|
San Diego Mesa College
Sparked by the recent passage of Arizona’s House Bill (HB) 2281, which eliminates Ethnic Studies courses at secondary-level educational institutions, the San Diego Ethnic Studies Consortium (SDESC) invites you to attend its first annual conference on Ethnic Studies. We seek to unite faculty, students staff, and community members throughout San Diego County in order to reflect upon the recent attacks on the Raza Studies Department in the Tucson Unified School District and its impact on our disciplines. Our conference examines the state of Ethnic Studies on our campuses and celebrates how our important work continues to transform social, political, and community landscapes.
Special guests include Auggie Romero, director of Student Equity, Tucson Unified School District; and Sean Arce, director of Mexican-American Studies, Tucson Unified School District.
The two-day conference features keynote presentations, a teach-in, press conference, workshops, and performances from faculty, students, and community members. Invited guests Auggie Romero and Sean Arce from the Tucson Unified School District will offer a special presentation on October 2 at 9 a.m. This weekend conference kicks off the national Ethnic Studies Week, which runs October 1-7.
About the San Diego Ethnic Studies Consortium (SDESC)
Organized by Ethnic Studies faculty, staff, and students from San Diego Mesa College, City College, Palomar College, San Diego State University, CSU San Marcos, University of San Diego, and UC San Diego.
|Contact||Gail Perez | gperez@SanDiego.edu | 619 260 4115|