Theorizing Ethnic Studies from Below and to the Left

Theorizing Ethnic Studies from Below and to the Left


Jan 18, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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The UC Santa Cruz Center for Racial Justice (CRJ) is pleased to present:
Theorizing Ethnic Studies from Below and to the Left
Thursday, January 18, 2024
5-7 pm
Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV)
612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Cosponsored by the RCNV and the History and Civics Project (HCP) with support from The Humanities Institute (THI)

During a time when ethnic studies is under highly coordinated, powerfully funded attack, this workshop focuses on the theoretical foundations of ethnic studies in order to clarify the stakes of the field as a socially transformative arena of thought and action. This workshop gives us an opportunity to collectively study theorizations of racism central to the field and to begin to consider the role of theory in the liberatory practices of ethnic studies. In small discussion groups, we will examine and analyze examples of ethnic studies theory from below and to the left.
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This workshop is open to the public, but space is limited, and the participation of K-12 teachers, teachers in training, and community organizers will be prioritized. Dinner (vegan and gf options) will be provided. 
This is the second workshop in a series organized around foundational areas of ethnic studies.  Participants are encouraged to attend all four workshops.  Please save the remaining dates!


  • Thursday, February 22, 5-7 pm workshop on methods and praxis: “Ethnic Studies as Political Education and Liberatory Praxis”
  • Thursday, May 9, 5-7 pm workshop on community archives: “Materializing Struggle: Ethnic Studies Oral Histories and Community Archives”
Participation in this series will include access to a digital resource library and a community of practice to support teachers, educators, and community members interested in ethnic studies. 
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