ethnic studies

Remembering a pioneer: Dr. Dawn Mabalon

August 29, 2018 0 Comments

San Francisco lost a pillar of the Filipino community this month when San Francisco State history professor Dr. Dawn Mabalon died suddenly of an asthma attack on Aug. 10 while vacationing in Hawaii. The San Francisco State History Department now faces a nearly impossible task — finding someone to fill her shoes. “You can’t,” said ...

DREAMer approaches graduation

May 16, 2018 Life

At eight years old, Kenia Perez,  now 21, and her mother crossed the Mexican border to the United States in search of a new home in the perceived Land of Opportunity. At the time, Perez did not fully understand the significance of pursuing the supposed American Dream. It seemed more like folklore, like the stories ...

Dean of The College of Ethnic Studies resigns

December 13, 2017 News

Dr. Kenneth P. Monteiro will be resigning his position as dean of the College of Ethnic Studies (COES) this upcoming spring. Monteiro declined to give a reason for his decision. “I requested to exercise my retreat rights back to the faculty, some administrators like myself, who began in the faculty retain the right to return ...

Ethnic Studies Student Organization resist through celebrating art

May 2, 2017 Life

The Ethnic Studies Student Organization hosted their second annual art show “Why Ethnic Studies?” Wednesday as a form of resistance to oppression and celebration of culture. According to Sophia Wenzel, Ethnic Studies Student Organization member, the art show was inspired last year by the threat of budget cuts to the ethnic studies department. “Last year ...

Ethnic Studies seeks funding in new grant application

October 21, 2016 News

The College of Ethnic Studies has applied for a $100 million grant in hopes of expanding the College’s reach and impact. The 100&Change grant, provided by the MacArthur Foundation, is open to any organization and has received an estimate of 10,000 applications from all over the world. “I heard about it on NPR, and I ...

College Of Ethnic Studies Hosting Speaker Series To Raise Climate Awareness

September 22, 2016 News

On Wednesday SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies will launch a two-month-long speaker series, sponsored by SF State’s Climate Justice Initiative. The college aims to raise awareness about the inequalities that arise with climate change through music, art and political theatre. The series’ inaugural event will feature performances by Ashel “Seasunz” Eldridge; a green hip-hop ...

Ethnic studies documentary premiers at the right time

May 18, 2016 Life

Black and white archival footage of students marching, with fists held high, captures the racially-charged conditions on college campuses in the late 1960s in a new documentary that made its Bay Area premiere at Castro Theatre May 15. The film focuses on the student-led demonstrations that sparked the creation of numerous Ethnic Studies programs across ...

Emotional ties to Ethnic Studies fuel hunger strike

May 3, 2016 News

Ethnic studies changed 18-year-old Hassani Bell’s life. “I grew up in East Oakland and I remember hearing gunshots from my window, feeling helpless, hating myself because I couldn’t help that person who would scream,” Bell said. “Just to know they were suffering – that was something I couldn’t live with.” High school introduced Bell to ...

The creation of the College of Ethnic Studies

April 19, 2016 Multimedia 1 Comment

The fight to create the College of Ethnic Studies redefined SF State’s core values and identity. The college was the first of its kind in the US and the strike that led to it remains the longest campus strike in U.S. history. Timeline information from the SF State Archive, Lib Guide: SFSC Student-led Strike Materials, ...

Ethnic Studies controversy surfaces at town hall meeting

March 28, 2016 News 2 Comments

[slideshow_deploy id=’71308′] Students from the College of Ethnic Studies lined up to air their grievances with President Leslie E. Wong during a tense town hall meeting Monday. President Wong, who was joined by Academic Senate Chair Troi Carleton, used the meeting to talk about the importance of shared governance at SF State. “We live in ...

Deans weigh in on Ethnic Studies funding controversy

March 15, 2016 News

Last Tuesday, five of the deans of SF State’s six academic colleges signed a letter supporting the initiation of a task force to investigate the funding concerns in the College of Ethnic Studies. This suggestion follows weeks of protests by students at the College of Ethnic Studies after hearing about the possibility of spending cuts in the wake of ...

Harvard offers solidarity to SF State through social media

March 8, 2016 News 1 Comment

Over the weekend, students and faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Education pledged their solidarity with SF State through social media in the wake of the potential College of Ethnic Studies spending cuts. The Facebook page Defend and Advance Ethnic Studies at SF State posted a picture on Friday of Harvard Graduate School of Education students holding ...

Ethnic Studies cuts date back to 2008 crisis

March 2, 2016 News

As students meet to organize against potential spending cuts at the College of Ethnic Studies, SF State officials are cautioning that the issue is more multi-faceted than it appears. “What’s been happening is the College of Ethnic Studies has been spending more than its budget allocation, and the University has been covering that with reserve ...

GUPs demonstrates solidarity with Palestinian journalist

February 23, 2016 News 2 Comments

The General Union of Palestine Students came together at Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday afternoon in a demonstration of solidarity with Palestinian journalist Mohammed Al-Qeeq, who is being imprisoned without charges by the Israeli government and is currently on a hunger strike. Rabab Abdulhadi, associate professor of race and resistance studies and an advisor and founder ...

Update: Students meet as financial issues loom for Ethnic Studies

February 23, 2016 News 1 Comment

Graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Ethnic Studies met Tuesday to discuss and finalize their demands in the face of financial difficulty for the college. Students and faculty learned last week that the College of Ethnic Studies is facing financial difficulty and may face cuts, the Golden Gate Xpress previously reported. According to ...

Professor to offer class on climate justice

May 15, 2015 News 1 Comment

Ethnic studies professor Philip Klasky garnered support and input from student activists for a new class on climate justice that could be offered next semester during a meeting April 9 at the J. Paul Leonard Library. The class, called “Race, Activism and Climate Justice,” was proposed by Klasky in January and will explore the unequal effects climate ...

Ethnic studies cutbacks protested in campus rally

April 29, 2014 News

[HTML1] Ethnic studies may be in danger in California, according to CSU Students for Quality Education. Students and faculty gathered at a rally organized by SQE in front of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building April 23 to speak in favor of protecting the Ethnic Studies department. Several SF State students and professors vocalized why ...

Arab Israeli citizen shares minority experience with SF State

October 29, 2013 News 1 Comment

In an underground conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, a normally controversial man almost went unnoticed. At previous events where he has spoken, pro-Palestinian protestors have burst out in defiance, but Oct. 28, Ishmael Khaldi spoke to a small crowd of 15 students with no disruptions. Khaldi was Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat and ...

Students rally against consolidation of CCSF diversity departments

November 15, 2012 News

City College of San Francisco held a rally today to protest the consolidation of their diversity departments that would eliminate classes, jobs and opportunities. The Occupy SFSU‘s Ad Hoc Solidarity Committee joined the rally to support the students at CCSF and conserve a wide variety of diversity classes that were hard fought here at state. ...