Saturday, October 12, 2pm
Community Matters Stage, Tucson Meet Yourself Festival
Let’s think and talk together about today’s fraught political issues in their historical contexts. This event will bring together prominent scholars to address the relevance of Ethnic Studies for understanding the history of the western United States, and the United States overall. There will be an opportunity to connect past and present in small group discussions.
The video above contains remarks made by Democratic school board candidates Kristel Foster and Mark Stegeman at the August 2012 TUSD regular board meeting justifying why they would have voted to kill MAS on January 10th, 2012.
For a glimpse of how Mexican American Studies is federally protected, and thus WILL be brought back after the Special Master undoes the racist damage the TUSD board complied with, check out the short video below.
TUSD finds itself in a troubling spot.
It complied with a racist attack on Latinos, and now is trying to find a way out, but not really.
David Safier captured audio of Curtis Acosta’s speech regarding Mexican American Studies at the Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon:
The result was a beautifully written and spoken presentation geared to people who don’t have in-depth knowledge about MAS or its recent struggles.