Why we still need Chicanx/Latinx Studies By Irene Sanchez The Southwest Political Report (Originally posted on http://www.xicanaphd.com ) A student last year in my Latinx Studies class wrote, "If I am not myself, who will I be?" I asked myself when I read it: Who would I be? Would I be bowed head, eyes lowered,… Continue reading Why we still need Chicanx/Latinx Studies
AB 331 (Medina): The Move for an Ethnic Studies High School Graduation Requirement in CA Begins Again By Irene Sanchez On January 31, 2019, Assemblymember Jose Medina of Riverside, introduced legislation to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement in the State of California again. Medina is a former high school teacher and long time advocate… Continue reading AB331: The Move for an Ethnic Studies High School Graduation Requirement in CA Begins Again
Connecting the Dots: Trump's Anti-Mexican/Latino Sentiment By: Irene Sanchez The Southwest Political Report Today Trump released a political ad on Twitter yet he is not the first to use political ads to invoke fear of this particular group. While many news outlets and journalists will undoubtedly attempt to draw a line in history to trace… Continue reading Connecting the Dots: Trumps Anti-Mexican/Latino Sentiment
Memory continues to live in us generations later. Some memories we inherit. Some memories shape and mold us into the people we need to become. Memory reminds us we are made of fire and the fire of memory urges us to keep moving forward, to teach the truth, to continue to work for social justice, and never ever forget the sacrifices that were made for us by previous generations.