Tucson M(eat) Yourself 2013: Feed your brain with Ethnic Studies forum

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“Why Does Ethnic Studies Matter for Western History?” 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. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Public History Initiative, UCLA. Dr. Hernandez’ research interests are in twentieth-century U.S. history with […]

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VIDEO: Why does Foster side with Stegeman and against Latino community on vote to kill MAS in TUSD?

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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. It also includes some excerpts from January 10th to remind both candidates, and the viewer, what took place that day and how there was no confusion with the pro-MAS community as to why the Hicks Resolution should have been voted down. Democratic school board candidates Cam Juarez and Betts Putnam-Hidalgo have said they would have joined Adelita Grijalva in voting NO for the […]

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Sunday evening Encuentro: History and Impact of Desegregation Case on TUSD by Sylvia Campoy

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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.   Why MAS is federally protected – Post-Unitary and deseg history from Abie Morales on Vimeo. Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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VIDEO: The most dangerous man in Tucson calls out the racism of the TUSD board and Pedicone

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  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. There is only one way out, and that is to bring the Mexican American Studies program, and its director Sean Arce, back to TUSD right now.   In the video above there is a reference made to what attorney Jana said… her video is below. She explains the contradiction that the Stegeman resolution is in below.   Buy Three Sonorans a coffee! Become a sustaining member for just $5/month! (Google ad below)

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Listen to Curtis Acosta’s speech at DGT regarding MAS

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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. I have known hundreds of teachers, literally, during my 30+ years of teaching. By any standards, Acosta ranks among the top few of those hundreds. I kept thinking as I listened, “What a pleasure for students to have a teacher who combines intellect, humor and sensitivity the way Curtis does.” To deprive him of his voice in the […]

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VIDEO: Tucson Freedom Summer shuts down TUSD board meeting with Rosa Parks soundscape

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The July 2012 regular meeting of the TUSD school board was adjourned after the call to the audience after educational excellence activists began chanting with the Rosa Parks soundscape. After a few minutes there was a walkout of the board meeting, leaving only a handful people remaining. You can see this image in the video above; after the board re-entered the room one member of Tucson Freedom Summer told them “this is what TUSD looks like without Latinos; spooky isn’t it?” It probably was not spooky to some of them as a mass exodus continues after the exodus of MAS, […]

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