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Ethnic Studies Spring Speaker Series

Speaker Series Flyer

Jessica Samuel - March 13th SBSB 1109 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

Kelsey O. Daniels - April 9th SBSB 4119 (1:00 PM - 2:15 PM)

Tongo Eisen-Martin - Aprill 11th (Location TBD) (1:00 PM - 2:15 PM)

Jessica Jimenez Gabb - April 11th (Location TBD) (1:00 PM - 2:15 PM)

Oscar Gutierrez - April 17th SBSB 1109 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

Evan Apodaca - April 29th SBSB 1109 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

Karla Cordero - April 30th (Location TBD) (1:00 PM - 2:15 PM)

Rachelle Cruz - April 30th (Location/Time TBD)

Jimina Afuola - May 1st SBSB 1109 (9:30 AM - 10:20 AM)

Kai Guxman - (TBD)

Ethnic Studies

Ethnic studies to be required at largest US public college

Students at California State University, the nation's largest four-year public university system, will need to take courses in ethnic studies under legislation advanced Thursday, a move by lawmakers to impose new graduation requirements that the colleges want to set themselves.




Ethnic Studies Faculty


Dr. Jason Perez, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at CSUSM presents:

Detroit to Ocenside: A Filipino Family Migration Story

The San Diego History Center                    Community Cafe                                              May 28, 2020

Through a mix of casual storytelling, poetry, and video, this talk explores one Filipino family’s experience with migration, state violence, and the ongoing struggle for social justice.



Decolonizing the University

In this interview, Lorgia García-Peña, who was denied tenure by Harvard in late 2019, discusses why ethnic studies has never been more urgent and the important role it can play in protest.


Ethnic Studies

An Ethnic Studies graduation requirement at CSU can help unify our diverse communities

California legislators are considering Assembly Bill 1460 to make Ethnic Studies, the interdisciplinary and comparative study of race and ethnicity, a class requirement at California State Universities.

By Janelle Wong, Special to CalMatters