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

Yesenia Moreno
Madeline Kasik
Hector Peralta
Christina Durbin
Yajaira Nunez
Gabriella Sghia-Hughes
Mariel Higuera
Sara Padilla
Melissa 'Elle' Ortega
Karen Teel
Alexandra Villar
Leanne Falzon
James Kinney
Zoey bourgazas
695 SIGNATURES
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  • Yesenia Moreno
    signed via 2015-06-02 22:49:08 -0700
  • Keily Becerra
    signed 2015-06-02 22:36:34 -0700
  • Madeline Kasik
    signed via 2015-06-02 22:21:18 -0700
  • Hector Peralta
    signed 2015-06-02 22:17:07 -0700
  • Christina Durbin
    signed via 2015-06-02 22:08:00 -0700
    do it!
  • Michael Garcia
    signed via 2015-06-02 21:56:36 -0700
  • Yajaira Nunez
    signed via 2015-06-02 21:21:08 -0700
  • Veronica Ramirez
    signed via 2015-06-02 20:46:50 -0700
  • Jasmin Salas
    signed via 2015-06-02 20:45:28 -0700
  • Gabriella Sghia-Hughes
    signed via 2015-06-02 20:29:00 -0700
  • Mariel Higuera
    signed via 2015-06-02 20:21:56 -0700
  • Sara Padilla
    signed via 2015-06-02 19:26:12 -0700
  • Melissa 'Elle' Ortega
    signed via 2015-06-02 19:17:33 -0700
  • victor alarcon
    signed via 2015-06-02 18:45:08 -0700
    this should be part of the curriculum no questions asked
  • Jane Henderson
    signed via 2015-06-02 18:16:37 -0700
  • Jim Moreno
    signed 2015-06-02 18:11:47 -0700
    The opposite of racism is when one culture heals another. Ethnic studies curriculum intervenes on hegemony, inspires democracy, and reminds students that corporate values are counter to human values.
  • Rayne Ibarra-Brown
    signed via 2015-06-02 17:57:58 -0700
  • Evelyn Diaz Cruz
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-02 16:55:42 -0700
    Sign the petition: San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition
  • Evelyn Diaz Cruz
    @EvelynDiazCruz7 tweeted link to this page. 2015-06-02 16:55:39 -0700
    Sign the petition: San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/sdusd?recruiter_id=35329
  • Evelyn Cruz
    signed 2015-06-02 16:54:54 -0700
    I passionately support de-colonization! Support Ethnic Studies at all levels of education.
  • Michelle Calimlim
    signed 2015-06-02 15:11:05 -0700
  • Karen Teel
    signed 2015-06-02 14:15:20 -0700
  • Alexandra Villar
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-02 13:58:24 -0700
    Sign the petition: San Diego USD - Ethnic Studies Petition
  • Alexandra Villar
    signed 2015-06-02 13:57:35 -0700
  • Leanne Falzon
    signed via 2015-06-02 13:47:18 -0700
  • silvia toscano
    signed 2015-06-02 12:18:09 -0700
  • James Kinney
    signed via 2015-06-02 12:07:48 -0700
  • Zoey bourgazas
    signed via 2015-06-02 11:51:39 -0700
  • Jessica Donahue
    signed 2015-06-02 10:47:27 -0700
  • Nick Bihr
    signed 2015-06-02 10:42:45 -0700

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