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

Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers
Carolina Moreno
Ryan Haggins
Erika Harkonen
Ricky Pope
Mayra Rodriguez
Celena Martinez
Amber McKinney
Isabella Castaneda
Kimberly Loza
Jose Vega
Daniela Perez
Gamari howard
Shaina Villareal
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  • Julie Fernandez
    signed via 2015-05-03 19:04:12 -0700
  • Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers
    signed 2015-05-03 18:48:21 -0700
  • Carolina Moreno
    signed 2015-05-03 18:00:08 -0700
  • Ryan Haggins
    signed 2015-05-03 17:30:38 -0700
  • Erika Harkonen
    signed 2015-05-03 17:24:42 -0700
  • Kiki Ochoa
    signed 2015-05-03 17:05:56 -0700
    We will win!
  • Susan Green
    signed 2015-05-03 16:30:30 -0700
  • Wendy craig
    signed 2015-05-03 16:17:51 -0700
  • Barbara Powels Bowen
    signed 2015-05-03 16:05:09 -0700
    It is vital for those that are coming behind to know and learn about ethnicity, we are a nation of mixtures and it is necessary for each of us to understand what a diverse world we live in. I am in complete support and it is an urgent need to stamp out ignorance and racial hatred.
  • Ricky Pope
    signed 2015-05-03 15:29:12 -0700
  • Ojore Bushfan
    signed 2015-05-03 15:01:13 -0700
  • Leilah Kirkendoll
    signed 2015-05-03 14:25:40 -0700
  • Ashley Rosas
    signed 2015-05-03 14:23:46 -0700
  • Rebecca Liu
    signed via 2015-05-03 14:16:04 -0700
  • Mayra Rodriguez
    signed 2015-05-03 14:14:20 -0700
  • Celena Martinez
    signed 2015-05-03 14:10:36 -0700
  • Amber McKinney
    signed 2015-05-03 13:35:53 -0700
  • Isabella Castaneda
    signed 2015-05-03 13:16:09 -0700
  • Alicia Persaud
    signed via 2015-05-03 13:04:54 -0700
  • George Puga
    signed 2015-05-03 13:02:20 -0700
  • Marshell Walters
    signed 2015-05-03 12:35:56 -0700
  • Kimberly Loza
    signed via 2015-05-03 12:33:43 -0700
  • Lana Cooper-jones
    signed 2015-05-03 11:54:36 -0700
  • Jose Vega
    signed via 2015-05-03 11:52:30 -0700
  • Kyle Keich
    signed 2015-05-03 11:50:10 -0700
  • sebastian Dillingham
    signed via 2015-05-03 11:25:09 -0700
  • Daniela Perez
    signed 2015-05-03 11:08:10 -0700
  • Gamari howard
    signed via 2015-05-03 11:05:58 -0700
    Let’s fight for this to happen!!
  • Shaina Villareal
    signed via 2015-05-03 11:03:06 -0700
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    Sign the petition: San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/sdusd?recruiter_id=34443

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