50 Years of Ethnic Studies.
Fifty years ago, students at San Francisco State University led a five-month strike in demand of relevant education for students of color. The protest, the longest campus strike in US history, helped galvanize the creation of the College of Ethnic Studies, the first ethnic studies program in the world. What sparked the strike? What did the students want? How did it change the lives of the strikers? What’s the impact of ethnic studies in this half-century? What’s the state of ethnic studies today? Veteran strikers and scholars share their memories and relive the historic events of 1968-69. This is a repeated program.
Guests: Dorinda Moreno, Veteran Striker, Chicana Writer and Activist, Santa Maria, CA; Dr. Alex Saragoza, Professor Emeritus, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California Berkeley, Veteran Supporter of the 1968-69 Strike, Berkeley, CA; Dr. Roberto Rivera, Professor Emeritus, Department of Latino Studies, SFSU, Veteran of the 1968-69 Strike, Founding Professor of the College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, San Anselmo, CA.
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