El Plan De Los Angeles
The Mission Statement of El Plan De Los Angeles was read on September 15, 2012. It calls for a movement by students, teachers, and community to bring Raza and Ethnic Studies to High Schools, Community Colleges, and K-8 education in Los Angeles, California and the nation to follow. The full document, a toolkit for implenting Raza and Ethnic Studies courses and programs, will be available in early December 2012. This movement was kicked off during a conference July 21st at Santa Monica College. To view the video simply click here.
AMAE Fuego Nuevo Center
The AMAE-FNC is an affiliate of AMAE that serves as a knowledge delivery system or professional development arm of the Statewide organization. The FNC is organized as a cooperative and serves as a clearinghouse for progressive/critical education. We lead professional development classes for teachers in LAUSD (salary pt. classes), we hold institutes and seminars at major conferences such as the CA Assoc. of Bilingual Educators (CABE), we have a dedicated conference strand at the annual Statewide AMAE Conference,and we help organize forums and conferences such as this one. The AMAE FNC, Westside AMAE, and PYFC were the principal orgs that conceived of the need to hold a Raza Studies Now Forum. It is so exciting to see people getting together around this very important work. I can't tell you how proud I am of everyone and bummed that I won't be there to see the birth of this intellectual baby. I will be there to raise it though, lol!
Free parking at SMC
Free parking will be available at Santa Monica College. You can park in the parking structure by entering through Pico Blvd.
Article by one of our panelists
Atendees check out Rudolfo Acuña's article False Expectations and The Poor before Saturday!
Culture Night at PYFC
Join us for a night with youth from UNIDOS traveling from Tucson, Arizona after the conference. We will be meeting at the Pico Youth & Family Center for conversation, discussion, and food!
Pico Youth & Family Center
715 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1226
Announcing the Raza Studies Now Conference
Raza Studies Now is coordinated by a group of individuals that aim toward creating and implementing a Raza Studies/Mexican-American Studies program in schools throughout Southern California.