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XITO Califas Institute & Youth Summit, from Oct 9-12

All those in SoCal check out XITO Califas Institute & Youth Summit -- it's from Oct 9-12. Here's the poster:


AB 101 passes 9-0 out of CA Senate Ed Committee!

Video clips from this morning's victory in the CA Senate Education Committee! (MORE CLIPS TO FOLLOW)


COURT: Arizona Law That Banned Mexican-American Studies May Be Discriminatory

Roque Planas of Huffington Post's Latino Voices covers today's 2-1 ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals:

“It’s an important decision,” Richard Martinez, one of the lawyers who brought the lawsuit against Arizona officials, told The Huffington Post. “Probably the most important part of this decision is that the state of Arizona will now have to face discovery in a trial to be held accountable for the creation and enactment of this law.”

The decision is a blow for the Arizona conservatives who championed the law in order to eliminate a pioneering Mexican-American studies program in Tucson public schools. The curriculum is credited with boosting the graduation rate and improving student achievement on state tests in the majority-Latino district. (read more)



National Education Association - Social Justice Activist Award

Video of Jose Lara speaking about importance of Ethnic Studies at the National Education Association's Representative Assembly where he received the Social Justice Activist Award:


Gina Lozano

Congrats I just had the privilege of hearing you accept your award at the NEA RA!! Keep up the fight!!

VIDEO & RADIO INTERVIEW of Student Leaders in Los Angeles


Students rally outside LAUSD Board Meeting 6-9-15


San Diego passes resolution in support of Ethnic Studies!



AB 101 passes in the CA Assembly -- now onto Senate!