The Fight for Ethnic Studies in California

With special guest Angela Davis

February 2, 2021

Angela Davis, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, and Ethnic Studies educator-activists from across the discipline and the United States talk about the significance of the fight for authentic Ethnic Studies. A thought-provoking look at a struggle with national implications and an inspiring call to action.

 

The Environmental Impact of Colonization:
From Palestine to the US/Mexico Border

October 1, 2020

This webinar for K-12 teachers and teacher educators uses environmental issues as an entry point for pedagogy that compares the ongoing impact of settler colonialism in Palestine to the US/Mexico border region. The emphasis in this first of three webinars is on content knowledge within a decolonial framework.

Copresented by Anita Fernandez and Curtis Acosta from the Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing in Tucson, AZ, and Samia Shoman from the Teach Palestine Project at the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Berkeley, CA.

Featured speakers are Jamal Juma’, cofounder of Stop the Wall, the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, speaking from Jerusalem, Palestine; and Amy Juan of the Tohono O’odham Nation, International Indian Treaty Council, speaking from Tohono O’odham land in the US/Mexico border region.

 

Organizing for Decolonial Ethnic Studies: From Palestine to the US/Mexico Border

January 29, 2021

This is the second workshop of a three-part series for K-12 teachers and teacher educators. The emphasis in this workshop is on using participatory pedagogy to build understanding of settler colonialism in the US and in Palestine. Workshop leaders are Anita Fernandez and Curtis Acosta from the Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing in Tucson, AZ, and Samia Shoman and Ziad Abbas from the Teach Palestine Project at the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Berkeley, CA.

Expert Folders

Decolonial Ethnic Studies-Resources & Links

 

Jamal Juma’ on the Environmental Impact of Settler Colonialism in Palestine

October 1, 2020

This 40-minute video is the complete version of Jamal Juma’s talk, which is excerpted in the Environmental Impact of Colonization. Invaluable background material for teachers planning curriculum on this topic.

 

Teach Arab American Studies! An Introductory Webinar

Samia Shoman, Palestinian educator and Teach Palestine Project co-coordinator, models an Arab American history lesson, shares resources, and facilitates an online discussion.