18 May 2016

Ethnic studies documentary premiers at the right time

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

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17 May 2016

Hunger strike demands attention from President Wong

SF State students and faculty announced a hunger strike on May 3, 2016 to call attention to the spending cuts to the College of Ethnic Studies. Hassani Bell, Julia Retzlaff,

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11 May 2016

Hunger strike ends, agreement reached

One hospitalization and 10 days later, the SF State administration and hunger strikers have come to an agreement and called an end to the strike. “It’s disappointing that it took

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10 May 2016

Wong speaks out amid week of turbulence

President Leslie E. Wong surfaced for a press conference Monday behind closed doors in the Administration Building, expressing concern for the hunger strikers’ health and his commitment to creating “an

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09 May 2016

BREAKING: Community support strong at hunger strike press conference

Nearly 200 students and faculty gathered in the quad at 12:30 p.m. Monday for a press conference surrounding the four students who began a hunger strike last week in protest

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06 May 2016

Hunger strike sparks meeting with SF State Vice President of Student Affairs

SF State Vice President of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong sat down with approximately 30 supporters of the College of Ethnic Studies in response to the hunger strike to assist in

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04 May 2016

Office of the President locks doors to strikers

President Leslie E. Wong ordered his office locked down Wednesday in response to the hunger strike for the College of Ethnic Studies. Wong’s office is on the fifth floor of the Administration

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03 May 2016

Emotional ties to Ethnic Studies fuel hunger strike

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

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03 May 2016

Students go on hunger strike for ethnic studies

A group of SF State students began a hunger strike Monday, saying they will not eat until the administration allocates $8 million to the College of Ethnic Studies. SF State students and faculty gathered in

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19 Apr 2016

The creation of the College of Ethnic Studies

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

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