In March 2021, the California State Board of Education approved guidance to assist high schools in developing ethnic studies courses. The Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum aims to highlight the contributions of Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos Americans and Asian Americans in California. How do these changes affect students in high school and beyond? What kind of changes can high schools begin to see? Why is California the first one in the nation offer a statewide ethnic studies model?
Moderator: Jackelyn Diaz-Perez, graduate of Alliance MIT High School, LegiSchool Civics Institute Alumni and current UC Berkeley student
- Ambar Carlisle Salgueiro, Director, Assembly Fellowship Program
- Annette Reed, Chair of Department of Ethnic Studies and Professor of Native American Studies at California State University, Sacramento
- Dale Allender, Professor of Teaching Credentials and Education Doctorate programs at California State University, Sacramento
- Emily Penner, Professor, School of Education at UC Irvine
- Dr. Theresa Montaño, Professor of Chicano/a Studies at CSU Northridge and Co-chair of the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Coalition
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