Civil Discourse & Social Change

Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Theory, and the Neoliberal University Symposium

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Grand Salon (USU)
Event Program

For years, various policies and practices have made it difficult for students, especially poor students of color, to obtain an education within the CSU system. From tuition hikes, to impaction, to the executive orders announced in fall of 2017, students have taken on the fight to create equitable educational opportunities. The symposium will focus on some of the barriers students face, including the intersections of racism and economics, as well as tools that empower students in these struggles, especially Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Theory.

Speakers include Melina Abdullah (CSULA), Christopher Newfield (UCSB), Daniel Sólorzano (UCLA), Assembly member Shirley Weber, and Senator Maria Elena Durazo, among many others.