Ethnic Studies Now Petition (SCUSD)

 Why Ethnic Studies?

We, the undersigned, support the effort to construct and implement an ethnic studies class as a high school graduation requirement in the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Sacramento, CA is the 2nd most ethnically diverse city in the United States (US Census Bureau, 2015). Our school district is a beautiful mirror of our population; our students are 37% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% Asian, 18% African American, 19% white, and 5.3% of students are two or more ethnicities. In our district, residents speak over 44 languages and 38% do not speak English at home (SCUSD, 2015).

We need a high school curriculum that reflects the diversity of all students.  Despite our numbers, only 1 out of 13 high schools within our district offers ethnic studies.  Because over 80% of our school district populations are students of color, we need to offer a course that includes and investigates these rich histories and lived experiences.

By having an ethnic studies course, our hope is that all students will learn to respect, accept, and love themselves.  We want all students to think critically about the importance of their race, ethnicity, location, and identity as it exists in history and in the present.  We believe that ethnic studies courses can offer important narratives that are missing from the euro-centric lens that history is often shown through.  We want to empower our students to learn more about themselves and their communities, build empathy and unity with other ethnic groups, and push for social justice.

Who's signing

Megan Wyatt
Ingrid Del Angel
Leslie Zhang
gladys imperio-acosta
Miki Itani
Ah Her
Laura Chelliah
Harrison Cameron
Michela Yared
Christian Botello
Vanessa Garcia
Dennis palma
vanessa chau
330 signatures

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  • Genelle Corum
    signed via 2015-03-04 21:29:02 -0800
    Yes!
  • Megan Wyatt
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-04 19:37:57 -0800
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  • Megan Wyatt
    signed via 2015-03-04 19:37:28 -0800
  • Ingrid Del Angel
    signed 2015-03-04 19:33:27 -0800
  • Leslie Zhang
    signed via 2015-03-04 16:25:51 -0800
  • Elika Bernard
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  • Lizet Quintana
    signed 2015-03-04 14:02:46 -0800
  • gladys imperio-acosta
    signed 2015-03-04 13:44:57 -0800
  • Ashley Barker
    signed via 2015-03-04 13:42:47 -0800
  • Miki Itani
    signed via 2015-03-04 13:36:32 -0800
  • Norma Alcala
    signed via 2015-03-04 12:52:23 -0800
  • Luisa Menchaca
    signed 2015-03-04 12:05:22 -0800
  • Rachel Godoy
    signed 2015-03-04 11:43:01 -0800
  • Elena Gonzalez
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  • Elena Gonzalez-Soto
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  • Ah Her
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  • Ah Her
    signed via 2015-03-04 10:28:22 -0800
  • Laura Chelliah
    signed 2015-03-04 09:55:27 -0800
  • Harrison Cameron
    signed 2015-03-04 09:47:42 -0800
  • Michela Yared
    signed 2015-03-04 09:46:43 -0800
  • Christian Botello
    signed via 2015-03-04 09:13:19 -0800
  • Vanessa Garcia
    signed via 2015-03-04 09:11:59 -0800
  • vanessa chau
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-04 09:05:18 -0800
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  • Dennis palma
    signed 2015-03-04 09:05:12 -0800
  • vanessa chau
    signed via 2015-03-04 09:04:53 -0800
  • Sherrie Calibo
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  • Sherrie Calibo
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  • Daresha Dixon
    signed via 2015-03-04 05:48:46 -0800
  • chrissy leuma
    signed 2015-03-03 23:48:25 -0800
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