The Save Ethnic Studies Raza Tour – Forum and Fundraiser with guest speakers from Tucson Arizona, will include an overview of the work of Critical Raza Educators in Tucson public schools and describe the struggle these educators have waged against Arizona’s Legislative attacks on the Critical Raza Educators of TUSD’s MASD.
This forum is part of multi-city/campus delegation including: Chico, San Bernardino, San Jose, East Bay, San Francisco State, CSU-Los Angeles, CSU-Dominguez Hills, Sacramento, CSU-Northridge, CSUCI, and others to be announced.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Help us raise funds for the legal defense of Ethnic Studies and Mexican American Studies programs which have led to a program dropout rate of 2.5 percent, as opposed to 56 percent nationally. The programs work and we must defend them.
SILENT AUCTION: We have two beautiful art pieces donated by Under the Sun Art Gallery and La Catrina Mexican Folk Art, plus a signed “Reflexiones de la Lucha” poster by local community Chicano artist/muralist Louie Moreno, and several books, including “The Fire and the Word-A History of the Zapatista Movement”, plus a signed copy of master harpist Xavier Montes’ CD entitled, “Amor, Amor” .
-Welcoming Ceremónia by Danza Huitzilin Ihuan Xochitl
-Bienvenida from the Café on “A” Cultural Center Family
-A Tribute to a Chicana Warrior de Puro Corazón: Avie Guerra, Presente! with a Special Song Dedication by Sol Porras of the Todo Poder al Pueblo Collective with guitar accompaniment by Javier Gomez of the Centro Cultural Inlakech
-Guest Chicana Poet Reading by Luz Ma, “Edúcate Raza!”
-Guest Speakers and PowerPoint presentation from the Arizona Tucson Unified School District with introduction by Louie Moreno III (Michigan State University)
-Screening of the “Precious Knowledge” extended version documentary.
-Questions and Answers
Hosted by the Café on “A”
Sponsored by the California Faculty Association (CFA).
Endorsed by Union del Barrio-Oxnard and the Todo Poder al Pueblo Collective.