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

victor garcia
traci ishigo
Mitzie Perez
Toru Oda
Lisa Gaglioti
Maria Ruvalcaba
Mariasha Shemaya
Vanessa Castillo
Krystal Martinez
Jennifer Gutierrez
Gerald Maa
Aaron Roussell
Tahereh Aghdasi
Stephanie P
Arcelia Gutierrez
alex flores
Vuslat D.
John Gilmore
161 SIGNATURES
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  • Ana Garcia
    signed 2016-05-23 14:25:49 -0700
  • victor garcia
    signed 2016-05-23 14:25:37 -0700
  • traci ishigo
    signed via 2016-05-23 13:03:16 -0700
    traci ishigo
  • Mitzie Perez
    signed 2016-05-23 11:09:08 -0700
  • Toru Oda
    signed 2016-05-23 10:49:06 -0700
  • Lisa Gaglioti
    signed via 2016-05-23 09:47:43 -0700
  • Bluebird Taylor
    signed via 2016-05-23 09:41:52 -0700
  • Alma Zaragoza-Petty
    signed 2016-05-23 09:03:20 -0700
  • Sergio Barragan
    signed 2016-05-23 07:47:41 -0700
  • Jason Ball
    signed 2016-05-23 07:31:36 -0700
  • Nathan Hayden
    signed 2016-05-22 23:38:02 -0700
  • Maria Ruvalcaba
    signed via 2016-05-22 23:34:34 -0700
  • Mariasha Shemaya
    signed via 2016-05-22 22:32:46 -0700
  • Tania Lopez
    signed 2016-05-22 21:14:10 -0700
  • Vanessa Castillo
    signed 2016-05-22 20:42:35 -0700
  • Krystal Martinez
    signed 2016-05-22 20:38:50 -0700
  • Erika Castaneda
    signed 2016-05-22 19:22:20 -0700
  • Natalie Sanchez
    signed via 2016-05-22 19:17:45 -0700
  • Jennifer Gutierrez
    signed 2016-05-22 18:42:10 -0700
  • Jose Lara
    signed via 2016-05-22 17:57:24 -0700
  • Gerald Maa
    signed 2016-05-22 17:52:25 -0700
  • Aaron Roussell
    signed 2016-05-22 17:02:19 -0700
    Yes!!!
  • Tahereh Aghdasi
    signed 2016-05-22 16:54:17 -0700
  • Stephanie P
    signed 2016-05-22 16:34:04 -0700
  • Arcelia Gutierrez
    signed 2016-05-22 16:30:45 -0700
  • alex flores
    signed 2016-05-22 16:08:26 -0700
  • Vuslat D.
    signed 2016-05-22 16:03:42 -0700
  • Denise Velasco
    signed 2016-05-22 15:53:06 -0700
  • John Gilmore
    signed 2016-05-22 15:43:20 -0700
  • Danette Sokacich
    signed 2016-05-22 15:41:25 -0700

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