Be Aware: Mexican American Studies is Now Illegal
Date: 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT March 2, 2012 PST Location: Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle
Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle
Books have been banned, school curriculum has been declared illegal, and students and faculty of color are being oppressed due to their heritage, their pride, and their activism. This is happening now.
Come hear about the events in Arizona and watch a powerful documentary about the now-illegal Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson public schools. Learn about what’s happening and what you can do to stop it.
5:30-6 Bilingual welcome and a brief history of Arizona and Tucscon Unified School District events leading up to the February 1 shut-down of Mexican American Studies and seizure of curricula
6-7:10 Showing of the documentary Precious Knowledge
7:10-7:30 Discussion of what we can do and further resources
This event is FREE and open to the public. If you are planning to join us, please RSVP.