Precious Knowledge - Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Fri, November 11, 2011 • 4:00 PM • UTC 4.112 (Nov. 10) and 5604 Manor Community Center (Nov. 11)
Arizona lawmakers believe Tucson High School teachers are teaching victimization, racism, and revolution in theirEthnic Studies classes. Meanwhile Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Department have data showing that almost 93% of their students, on average, graduate from high school and 82% attend college while the national dropout rate for Mexican American youth is 50%. The film illustrates an epic civil rights battle as brave students and teachersbattle with lawmakers and public opinion in an effort to keep their classesalive.
Watch the Trailer
University of Texas at Austin
Thursday, November 10, 2011 4pm-6:30pm
at UTC 4.112
Panel includes Sean Arce, founder and director of the Tucson Unified School District's Ethnic Studies Program, Crystal Terriquez, student activist and graduate of Tucson's High School Ethnic Studies Program Class of 2009, Dr. Angela Valenzuela and Dr. Luis Urrieta of the College of Education at UT Austin.
5604 Manor Community Center
Friday, November 11, 2011 7pm-9pm
at 5604 Manor Rd.
Community screening will be followed by a panel discussion lead by Sean Arce, director of Tucson Unified School District. Come support an epic documentary about the current struggle to save ethnic studies in Arizona!
Suggested donation $5. No one turned away for lack of funds. Complimentary snacks and refreshments provided.
Seguido por un panel de discusión conducido por Sean Arce, director del Programa Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucsón de Estudios Étnicos y miembro de Salvar Estudios Étnicos. Vengan a apoyar un documental épico sobre la actual luchapara salvar a los estudios étnicos en Arizona!
Se sugiere una donación de $5. Nadie será rechazado por falta de fondos. Habran bocadillos y refrescos de cortesía!
Tom Horn (TISD Superintendent) vs. Michael Dyson (Sociologist) [CNN]
Save Ethnic Studies Organization
Events Organized by: MEChA de UT Austin & La Colectiva Femenil
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
STUDENT EVENTS CENTER EVENTS COSPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE, CENTER FOR MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, TERESA LOZANO LONG INSTITUTE OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, COLLEGE OFEDUCATION, BENSON LATIN AMERICAN COLLECTION, CENTER FOR WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES, CULTURAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION, DIVISION OF DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITYENGAGEMENT, GENDER & SEXUALITY CENTER, LATINO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, NATIVE AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS STUDIES, THIRD COAST WORKERS, WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT