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50 Years of Ethnic Studies: Scholarship, Culture and Resistance

November 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:15 pm

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California State University Long Beach
The Departments of
Africana Studies, American Indian Studies,
Asian and Asian American Studies, and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
Present
“50 Years of Ethnic Studies: Scholarship, Culture, and Resistance”

""The Ethnic Studies Departments at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), are organizing
exciting activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ethnic Studies at this university, the state,
and the nation. The program, ‘50 Years of Ethnic Studies: Scholarship, Culture, and Resistance,’
foregrounds Ethnic Studies as interrelated disciplines that have contributed significant scholarship to the
academy while also promoting social justice at the university, in the community, in society, and
reaffirms Ethnic Studies as a key resource to the university’s goal of inclusive excellence and an
inclusive academy.

SESSION 1: ETHNIC STUDIES – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE | 11:00am — 12:15pm

This session explores the foundational history, current status, and future of Ethnic Studies from the
perspectives of professors who have played leadership roles in Africana Studies, American Indian
Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies. Panelists will discuss
Ethnic Studies’ significant interventions and contributions in scholarship, teaching, and community
engagement. This discussion is crucial in light of cultural and political shifts in the national context; the
publication of the Chancellor’s CSU Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies (2017); and
ongoing legislative activities to require Ethnic Studies in K-12, public schools, and in the university.

Panelists

Luis Arroyo, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Department of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
California State University, Long Beach 
Lloyd Inui, Professor Emeritus
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
California State University, Long Beach 
Amen Rahh, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Department of Africana Studies
California State University, Long Beach 
Cutcha Risling Baldy, Ph.D., Department Chair
Native American Studies
Humboldt State University 

Moderator

Dr. Maulana Karenga, Professor and Chair
Department of Africana Studies
California State University, Long Beach

REFRESHMENTS/CULTURAL FOODS SERVED | 12:15PM

SESSION 2: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND THE U.S. CENSUS | 12:15pm — 1:45pm

Community engagement has been a core value of Ethnic Studies since its inception. In keeping with this
tradition, this session explores ways that CSULB students, faculty, and staff can become involved in
community-led efforts to ensure a complete count of Communities of Color for the US Census 2020. A
complete count is crucial to protect and advance the social and political rights of Communities of Color.

Panelists

Juan Benitez, Ph.D., Executive Director
Center for Community Engagement
California State University, Long Beach 
Ivy D. Daulo, Partnership Specialist
Los Angeles Regional Census Center
U.S. Census Bureau 
Amy Richardson, Census Project Coordinator
African American Cultural Center,
Los Angeles
James Suazo, Associate Director
Long Beach Forward 

Breaking bread together is another traditional way of building community! Enjoy Indian tacos and
frybread (Wildhorse Native American Association, http://www.wildhorsesingers.com) and a spread of
fried fish nuggets, fried chicken pieces, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, greens and cabbage,
cornbread, peach cobblers, and hibiscus punch (Shabazz Good Foods – Restaurant Bakery and Grill,
https://www.shabazzgoodfoods.com). Food will available at 12:15pm.

Moderator

Dr. Barbara Kim, Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
California State University, Long Beach

SESSION 3: COMMUNITIES IN RESISTANCE: FOOD, CULTURE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE | 2:00pm — 3:15pm

Ethnic Studies actively supports communities that resist oppression and promote social justice. This
session focuses on food as an expression of culture, and food and culture as terrains of struggles for
social justice. Participants will discuss their food justice projects and how these relate to culture,
sovereignty, language, health, security, and struggles for social justice.

Panelists

Heidi Lucero
Acjachemen and Mutsun Ohlone 
Diane Moss, Executive Director
Project New Village  
Glenn Tanaka, Owner and Operator
Tanaka Farms
Ana Urzúa
CRECE: Communities in Resistance for Ecological and Cultural Empowerment 

Moderator

Craig Stone, Director
American Indian Studies
California State University, Long Beach

Activities sponsored by the Office of the President and the Division of Student Affairs

Details

Date:
November 7, 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 3:15 pm

Venue

USU Ballrooms
United States

Organizer

CLA
Email:
cla@csulb.edu
Website:
www.cla.csulb.edu