San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition

Petition to Support Ethnic Studies in SDUSD 

We, the undersigned, support the effort to establish a mandatory Ethnic Studies course as a  graduation requirement in all high-schools in the San Diego Unified School District, as well as  an Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (ESAC) that will aide in the development and  implementation of this curriculum. 

San Diego is a world-class city that boasts over one hundred spoken languages and a great  variety of ethnicities and cultures. Despite this diversity, at the moment there is just 1 Ethnic  Studies course offered to the 100,000+ students throughout SDUSD. As over 75% of the  students are people of color, it is imperative that the district offer courses that examine and  honor the rich histories and lived experiences of our many youth. 

In solidarity with California’s push to create a more equal school system, we support AB 101  that will resolve to make ethnic studies courses available to every student. Research has  shown that students who have had access to Ethnic Studies courses do better in school and are  more likely to go to college. It is important to have courses that speak to students who may  feel invisible and marginalized, to inspire and motivate them in their education, so that they  learn their own history, engage actively in their own learning, and connect in meaningful ways  to the larger community. By providing Ethnic Studies courses in SDUSD, we are creating and  expanding a world-class school system rooted in the unique perspectives of students in the  San Diego community. 

The Ethnic Studies Now Coalition

Who's signing

Andrea Fuentez
Leslie Quintanilla
Michelle Rodriguez
Mariam Geysimonyan
Lindsay DeRight Goldasich
Lisette Hernandez
Lucy Hall
Alexia Arani
Viridiana Garcia
Kim Mix
Jessica Hatrick-Watson
Avery Wear
Kevin Talbert
Mi Ok Kang
Zeynel Amac
697 SIGNATURES
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  • Cara Macapugay
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-06 16:40:13 -0700
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  • Cara Macapugay
    signed via 2015-05-06 16:39:42 -0700
  • Chariz Seijo
    signed 2015-05-06 16:37:10 -0700
  • Andrea Fuentez
    signed 2015-05-06 16:20:49 -0700
  • Leslie Quintanilla
    signed 2015-05-06 15:28:22 -0700
  • Michelle Rodriguez
    signed 2015-05-06 13:55:24 -0700
  • Mariam Geysimonyan
    signed via 2015-05-06 13:46:37 -0700
  • Belinda Zamacona
    signed 2015-05-06 13:41:29 -0700
  • Nicholas Wong
    signed 2015-05-06 13:23:20 -0700
  • Adan Chavez
    signed 2015-05-06 12:58:49 -0700
  • Nikaria Dixon
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  • Jasmine Ventenilla
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-06 12:19:34 -0700
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  • Jasmine Ventenilla
    signed via 2015-05-06 12:18:55 -0700
  • Lindsay DeRight Goldasich
    signed 2015-05-06 12:07:34 -0700
  • Freddy Arriola
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-06 11:43:07 -0700
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  • Alfredo Arriola
    signed 2015-05-06 11:42:03 -0700
  • Lisette Hernandez
    signed 2015-05-06 11:38:12 -0700
  • Lucy Hall
    signed 2015-05-06 10:47:02 -0700
  • Alexia Arani
    signed 2015-05-06 10:36:50 -0700
  • Viridiana Garcia
    signed 2015-05-06 10:29:33 -0700
  • Erika Colchado
    signed 2015-05-06 10:25:03 -0700
  • Kim Mix
    signed 2015-05-06 10:12:04 -0700
  • Jessica Hatrick-Watson
    signed 2015-05-06 10:08:02 -0700
  • Isabel Zambrano
    signed 2015-05-06 09:57:20 -0700
  • Avery Wear
    signed 2015-05-06 09:39:29 -0700
  • Kevin Talbert
    signed 2015-05-06 08:22:30 -0700
  • Javier Valdovinos
    signed 2015-05-06 08:07:03 -0700
  • Rebecca soco
    signed via 2015-05-06 07:40:43 -0700
  • Mi Ok Kang
    signed 2015-05-06 04:48:09 -0700
  • Zeynel Amac
    signed 2015-05-06 00:34:46 -0700

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