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Ethnic Studies News

San Diego poets unite to share their work

CSUSM held a virtual spoken word event, “Poets’ History of San Diego Spoken Word,” hosted by CSUSM’s own professor of ethnic studies Jason Perez, on April 8.

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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.

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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.


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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