Santa Ana

PETITION TO IMPLEMENT ETHNIC STUDIES IN SANTA ANA

We, the undersigned, support the effort to construct and implement an ethnic studies program that extends to all schools K-12, an ethnic studies high school graduation requirement, and the planning of an ethnic studies summer institute where teachers can engage in pedagogy and curriculum that is culturally relevant and responsive to the Santa Ana community.  

Santa Ana is rich in diversity, with cultural roots from places like Cambodia, Vietnam, Samoa, Central America, and one of the largest Mexican American populations outside of Mexico, yet the majority of our students’ histories and cultures have been pushed out of the curriculum.  We have a diversity of people that are Asian American, African American, American Indian, Chicanx/Latinx, and White, yet much of the curriculum has remained eurocentric. We want a curriculum that reflects the diversity and linguistic legacy of our students.  

Through ethnic studies, we want a curriculum that will teach tolerance, respect, and, most importantly, love and appreciation for the various cultures and histories of our diverse population.  To quote the Common Core English/Language Arts Framework, “With over sixty languages other than English spoken by California’s students. . .[the] state of California  recognizes its deep responsibility to ensure that each and every student receives a world class 21st century education. . .[and] to discuss all aspects of California’s diverse student population.”  We need to investigate the rich histories and lived experiences of the people that make up the city of Santa Ana, California, and the totality of this great nation.  We need classes that reduce student truancy and dropout rates, increase restorative practices and student enrollment, and better prepare California youth to be college and career-ready.  Most importantly, we want ethnic studies to empower students to transform themselves and their communities in positive ways.

Who's signing

Ashley Alvarez
Sandra Johnson
Corina Benavides Lopez
Alma Apodaca
Mariana Caro
Mayra Lopez
Lizette Diaz
Martha Ávila
Cheryl Flores
Frank Wilderson
daniel alvarez
Katie Derrah
Adriana Lara
159 SIGNATURES
100 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Diana Martinez Chavez
    signed via 2018-05-31 09:17:23 -0700
  • Ashley Alvarez
    signed 2018-05-15 08:45:53 -0700
  • Liezl Ann Reyes
    signed via 2018-03-02 08:08:27 -0800
  • Sue Cronmiller
    signed 2018-01-29 09:24:37 -0800
  • Denisse Antonio
    signed 2017-03-14 16:39:35 -0700
    Denisse Antonio
  • Eunice Ho
    signed 2017-01-15 00:09:16 -0800
    Eunice S Ho
  • Caleb Burkes
    signed via 2016-10-10 20:21:02 -0700
  • Diana Morales
    signed 2016-06-02 18:26:06 -0700
  • Sandra Johnson
    signed 2016-06-02 18:00:37 -0700
    Sandra Johnson
  • Alina Perez
    signed 2016-06-02 08:17:22 -0700
    Ethnic Studies Now !!!!!!!!
  • Alina Perez
    signed 2016-06-02 08:17:21 -0700
    Ethnic Studies Now !!!!!!!!
  • Fatima Ibarra
    signed 2016-06-02 08:15:58 -0700
  • Corina Benavides Lopez
    signed 2016-06-02 06:36:37 -0700
  • Alma Apodaca
    signed 2016-06-02 05:15:45 -0700
  • Mariana Caro
    signed 2016-06-01 22:07:28 -0700
  • Mayra Lopez
    signed 2016-06-01 09:22:59 -0700
  • Hui-Ling Malone
    signed via 2016-05-31 20:02:59 -0700
  • Lizette Diaz
    signed 2016-05-31 11:47:58 -0700
  • Irene Camarena
    signed 2016-05-30 22:17:10 -0700
  • Elice Cariño
    signed 2016-05-30 15:29:42 -0700
  • Martha Ávila
    signed 2016-05-30 14:37:01 -0700
  • Hatefas Yop
    signed 2016-05-27 01:22:49 -0700
  • kara r
    signed 2016-05-26 16:30:22 -0700
  • Cheryl Flores
    signed 2016-05-25 18:26:08 -0700
    Cheryl R Flores
  • Viviana Gallardo
    signed 2016-05-25 17:48:38 -0700
  • Frank Wilderson
    signed 2016-05-25 17:34:02 -0700
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  • daniel alvarez
    signed via 2016-05-25 17:29:22 -0700
  • Katie Derrah
    signed via 2016-05-25 17:05:10 -0700
  • Adriana Lara
    signed 2016-05-25 15:56:36 -0700
  • Shane Almonasi
    signed 2016-05-25 14:07:01 -0700

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