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Schedule of Events

All events will be virtual


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Recentering the Identity, Knowledge, and Literacies of Latinx Youth

Please join us for a professional development session for students, student teachers, educators, and community featuring Dr. Angela Valenzuela and Dr. Chris Milk of Academia Cuauhtli. Rooted in the development of Academia Cuauhtli, a Saturday school in Austin, Texas that offers Mexican American Studies and Tejano history and culture in Spanish to 4th graders from Sanchez, Metz, Houston, Perez and Zavala Elementary Schools, this session will challenge hegemonic practices, knowledge production and literacy in schools. By centering the experiences of Latinx students in spaces where they historically been ignored and silenced, Dr. Valenzuela and Dr. Milk will inform how we can shift our classroom practices to elevate Latinx youth, family, and community knowledges to academically support and enrich student learning.    


Thursday, October 8, 2020

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Welcome and Keynote Address


Thursday, October 8, 2020

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Community Discussion: Reclaiming schooling through the transformational work of ethnic studies

Ethnic Studies emerged out of th1960s civil rights movement and demands from students of color for better access to higher education, the inclusion of their history, culture, and perspectives in the school curricula, an increase in professors of color, and the implementation of ethnic studies programs that centered the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity (Hu-DeHart, 1993). Since then, ethnic studies programs have proliferated across the country and into K-12 curricula with many states now requiring ethnic studies to graduate from high school.  Research has documented the powerful impact of ethnic studies on school engagement and connection, retention, and ultimately graduation.  Moreover, ethnic studies foster critical thinking and on students’ understanding of and attitudes about race and/or people who differ from themselves” (Sleeter, 2011). Please join us for a community panel discussion on the transformational work of ethnic studies  


Thursday, October 8, 2020

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Closing Virtual Happy Hour

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