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SFUSD Victory!

We congratulate the San Francisco Ethnic Studies Collective and all those who organized for the victory to institutionalize Ethnic Studies in SFUSD! Check out this very cool crowd-sourced video.

Below is a victory photo (via Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales) from the day the SFUSD resolution passed unanimously:


SFUSD makes Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement!

The Ethnic Studies Now Coalition congratulates the San Francisco Ethnic Studies Collective and all those who fought hard in the successful campaign to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement in SFUSD!  Tonight the SFUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to make the change!


ESNC Supports San Francisco Ethnic Studies Collective

The Ethnic Studies Now Coalition supports the San Francisco Ethnic Studies Collective's efforts to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement in the San Francisco Unified School District. SFUSD will vote on the Ethnic Studies graduation requirement resolution on Dec. 9, 2014.

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The following is from the SFESC's Facebook page:

BE A PART OF HISTORY & SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION OF ETHNIC STUDIES IN ALL SFUSD SCHOOLS!!!

PETITION:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/409/890/407/ethnic-studies-in-all-san-francisco-unified-school-district-schools/

Time to pack the building folks!

WHERE555 Franklin Street San Francisco

WHENTuesday, December 9, 2014

TIME5:00pm (Rally), 6:00pm (Meeting)

PLEASE WEAR RED! Bring your best signs/banners of support!

We urge the Board of Education to support the resolution for Institutionalizing Ethnic Studies in SFUSD when they come to a vote on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

In 2010, SFUSD passed a resolution to support the development of a 9th grade Ethnic Studies course, which was implemented in 5 schools throughout the district. Only 5 of the 18 high schools in the district offer students the opportunity to take an A-G approved Ethnic Studies course. Today, students, teachers, parents, and community organizations are coming together once again to institutionalize Ethnic Studies in ALL SFUSD Schools. Through the examination of counterstories and often times neglected narratives of all people, students learn to humanize and respect themselves, their families, and their communities.  Students will think critically about race, ethnicity, and culture in the context of their own identities and their lived experiences. With a curricular content and pedagogy informed by the need for social justice and equity, the Ethnic Studies course provides students with the critical lens necessary to analyze oppression and engage in transformational resistance through learning service projects.  These projects require students to collectively address issues in their own lives and make positive change in their communities.

In solidarity,

San Francisco Ethnic Studies Collective

 

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT:

1) Sign our  online Petition!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/409/890/407/ethnic-studies-in-all-san-francisco-unified-school-district-schools/

 

2) Write a letter of support to the School Board and email it to them and us by December 5, 2014 (Friday)

Ms. Sandra Lee Fewer, President

e-mail: SandraFewer@sfusd.edu

Dr. Emily M. Murase, Vice-President

e-mail: EmilyMurase@sfusd.edu

Mr. Matt Haney, Commissioner

e-mail:  MattHaney@sfusd.edu

Ms. Kim-Shree Maufas, Commissioner

e-mail: Kim-ShreeMaufas@sfusd.edu

Ms. Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, Commissioner

e-mail: Hydra.Mendoza@sfusd.edu

Ms. Rachel Norton, Commissioner

e-mail: RachelNorton@sfusd.edu

Ms. Jill Wynns, Commissioner

e-mail: JillWynns@sfusd.edu

 

3) Join our Facebook Group!

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/222082912768/



Ethnic Studies Now Coalition Fundraiser for Bennett Kayser!

Great to see so many familiar face tonight at the fundraiser for Bennett Kayser organized by Ethnic Studies Now Coalition!  Many teachers, professors and public education advocates made this event a success.

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Victory! Ethnic Studies Resolution passed!

LAUSD Board of Education passed the resolution to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement!

More info/pics to follow.

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Livestream LAUSD Board Meeting

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VIDEO: Our History Matters!

November 18 the Los Angeles Unified School District will vote on a resolution that can make Ethnic Studies a high school graduation requirement. Support youth who deserve access to courses that address their culture, history, and have shown to have positive academic outcomes for students

Special thanks to Roosevelt High School and Brandon



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