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March 5 Tucson Ethnic Studies Research Trip Panel Event: “Documenting the Ethnic Studies Struggles through Oral History” at Prescott College

Press Release
For Immediate Release

February 13, 2015, On March 5, 2015 at the Western Institute for Leadership Development at 6:00pm Prescott College and Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida will present the panel Documenting the Ethnic Studies Struggles through Oral History: A Conversation between Prescott College and the University of Florida.

The panel will be focused on the impact of ethnic studies education throughout different educational levels. Educators will speak on their experiences implementing ethnic studies curriculum in elementary, secondary and higher education. Panelists include Norma Gonzalez, teacher at Manzo Elementary School, Sean Arce, co-founder and Director of the now banned Tucson Mexican American Studies Program, Jonathan Gomez, Sociology Ph.D. student at UC-Santa Barbara, and Dr. Paul Ortiz, professor of History at the University of Florida and Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. Moderated by Dr. Anita Fernández from Prescott College, this panel hopes to open a conversation between educators, students and community members regarding the relevance of ethnic studies education and its importance to the future of education across the nation.

Contact: Dr. Anita Fernández, Prescott College
(928) 273-2449

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