Film Screening: Precious Knowledge
Saturday, October 06, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Presentation Theater, Education Bldg, 2350 Turk Blvd, San Francisco
Events and Lectures
You are invited to a free screening of
A film on the struggle for ethnic studies in Arizona.
Special Guest Panelists: Sean Arce and Curtis Acosta
This movie illustrates an epic civil rights battle as brave students and teachers battle with lawmakers and public opinion in an effort to keep their classes alive. Arizona lawmakers believe Tucson High School teachers are teaching victimization, racism, and revolution in their Ethnic Studies classes. Meanwhile Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Department have data showing that almost 93% of their students, on average, graduate from high school and 82% attend college.
This event is free, donations to Raza Defense Fund encouraged. See a trailer.
Sponsored by the Urban Ed and Social Justice Program cohort and International and Multicultural Education Department at the School of Education, and the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach at the University of San Francisco