Monthly Archives: March 2011

Professors’ Emails Requested by Conservative Group

Please see the short NYT article below about how a conservative group is using the Freedom of Information Act to access professors’ emails regarding the Wisconsin labor struggle:

Group Seeks Labor E-Mails by Michigan Professors
By Steven Greenhouse
The New York Times

March 29, 2011 – A conservative research group in Michigan has issued a far-reaching public records request to the labor studies departments at three public universities in the state, seeking any e-mails involving the Wisconsin labor turmoil.

The group, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, declined to explain why it was making the Freedom of Information Act request for material from professors at the University of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State University. But several professors who received the records request, which was first reported by Talking Points Memo on Tuesday, said it appeared to be an attempt to intimidate or embarrass professors who are sympathetic to organized labor. Continue reading


Sign the Petition for Ethnic & Critical Race Studies @ UC Santa Cruz

Dear Community,

On March 2, 2011, over 300 people turned out at the quarry on the UC Santa Cruz campus, and the speakers – one after the other – drew the links between privatization and racism in public education. The speakers covered a range of topics, but what came out loud and clear was the call for Ethnic and Critical Race Studies at UC Santa Cruz.

In the wake of the suspensions of American Studies and Community Studies on this campus, the fight for Ethnic and Critical Race Studies has taken on a renewed urgency. Faculty have recently formed a working group, students have been organizing and a fresh conversation is emerging. See

Please take a moment to sign – and to forward widely – our petition for
Ethnic and Critical Race Studies at UC Santa Cruz:>

Many thanks for your support and solidarity!

Unidos Por La Causa: The Chicana and Chicano Experience in San Diego @ SDSU

A Virtual History of the Chicano Movement:
Art, Film and Documents of Our Struggle

Unidos Por La Causa: The Chicana and Chicano Experience in San Diego

Counter-Military Recruitment Resources

Resources for Counter-Military Recruitment in Schools


American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

The Coalition for Alternatives to Militarism in our Schools (CAMS)

Project YANO

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY)

War Resisters League

Youth Activist-Youth Allies (YAYA) Network

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“Converging Histories: Chicana/o & Filipina/o Labor, Community & Identity Formations” Lecture @ Miramar College

In commemoration of Cesar Chavez Day & Contributions from both communities, Miramar College invites you to

“Converging Histories: Chicana/o & Filipina/o Labor, Community & Identity Formations”

A Presentation by Dr. Rudy Guevarra, Jr.

April 2, 2011
Room I-101, San Diego Miramar College

Faculty, Students, Staff & Community are all welcome!

Dr. Rudy Guevarra, Jr. is Assistant Professor in the Asian Pacific American Studies Program and Faculty Affiliate in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. He is co-editor and contributing author of Crossing Lines: Race and Mixed Race Across the Geohistorical Divide (Alta Mira Press 2005). Dr. Guevarra’s forthcoming book Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego (Rutgers University Press) examines Mexipino identity within the context of Mexican and Filipino interethnic relationships and shared community histories.

Event co-sponsored by Miramar College Diversity/International Education Committee, Filipino American National Historical Society San Diego (FANHS-SD), & Filipino American Educators Association (Filameda)

“Save Ethnic Studies” Tour @ SDSU

“Save Ethnic Studies” CSU Tour
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
COM 207
San Diego State University

The California Faculty Association, San Diego Chapter will host a delegation from the Arizona’s “Save Ethnic Studies” organization on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., as part of the “Save Ethnic Studies” California State University tour. The “Save Ethnic Studies” presentations will include an overview of the work that Critical Raza Educators in Tucson public schools are doing and describe the struggle these educators are waging against Arizona’s legislative attacks on academic freedom and cultural competence in Arizona’s education system. It will also provide a context for related issues that are currently occurring in California. Continue reading