Bannned BOOKS! Get them NOW!

A group of MAS students in Tucson made this video from one of our workshops. This clever take on TUSD banning books from Mexican American studies classes will have you laughing. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

Librotraficantes smuggle books into Tucson, Arizona

After the Arizona Legislature and Governor Jan Brewer passed HB2281, the Tucson Unified School District voted to ban the Mexican American Studies (MAS) program, in a 4-1 vote.  The successful MAS program was dissolved and books were removed from classrooms. March 16, 2012, a caravan of Librotraficantes (book traffickers) came to Tucson, Arizona.  These librotraficantes were made up […]

UNIDOS Art Festival

  Description from U.N.I.D.O.S.: ‘While the institution continues to fail us, the community continues to rise. Ethnic Studies is abolished inside the gates of our schools but not the streets of our community. Education is ours, from the roots our knowledge will continue to grow with autonomous education. UNIDOS presents: School of Ethnic Studies, the […]

Fight Back – The Battle to Save Ethnic Studies

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Pan Left representing at Allied Media Conference

This June 23 to June 26 will be the first time Pan Left will attend the Allied Media Conference in Detroit. http://alliedmedia.org/ It’s an amazing conference for activists and media makers to learn from each other and help their skills grow with the latest technology and grassroots movement.  Pan Left was invited and with their […]

VIDEO: Fight for Ethnic Studies- Images from TUSD May 3

This is a short collection of video images from Tuesday night at the TUSD Board meeting. There’s a dynamic history of context about the ethnic studies fight I wish I could share now, but it’s the crack a dawn so i’ll have to save a more robust edit of this struggle later. However, after last […]

Tucson Youth Rise Up – Voices From the Arizona Struggle

May 12, 2010- Tucson youth walked out of classrooms and conducted civil disobedience against the ban on ethnic studies in Arizona (HB2281) and against School Superintendent Tom Horne for his pledge to terminate ethnic studies in Tucson. Fifteen were arrested. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers […]