Ethnic Studies and Student Leadership

“In 1968 at San Francisco State University, a diverse student coalition formed to question why the contributions and histories of communities of color were absent from the curriculum. Beyond seeking celebration, these students wanted education in social justice and sought to take back their institution. Their ground-making leadership led to the formation of Ethnic Studies and paved the way for generations of students who have since inherited and benefitted from the rich interdisciplinary traditions. What is the history of student voicing and visioning, and how might it help inform out current roles as student leaders? To stimulate conversation, we will watch short film clips about the SFSU student strike and recent clips about efforts at other institutions to ban Ethnic Studies as ‘anti-American'”      -Professor Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

 

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs Cultural Conversation

Students listening
Students listening

Professor Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

Students engaging in conversation
Students engaging in conversation
Cultural Conversation
Cultural Conversation
Cultural Conversation
Cultural Conversation