College of Humanities

Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Theory and the Neoliberal University Symposium

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

Location:
USU Grand Salon
Cost:
Free
Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Theory and the Neoliberal University Symposium

Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Theory and the Neoliberal University Symposium

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 9 AM - 5 PM

GRAND SALON (USU)

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 institutional racism and fought to create equitable educational opportunities. The symposium will focus on some of the barriers students face, including the intersections of racism and neoliberal economics, as well as tools that empower students in these struggles, with a focus on Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Theory. The event will incorporate creative works, including a youth art exhibit by MOSAIC.

SESSIONS:

  • 9:00–9:30 a.m. Welcome
  • 9:30–10:45 a.m. Ethnic Studies as Praxis
  • 11:00–12:00 p.m. Racism and Higher Ed: Using CRT as a Tool for Counterstorytelling
  • 12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits
  • 1:00–1:45 p.m. Exhibits and Press Conference
  • 2:00–3:15 p.m. The Neoliberal University
  • 3:30–4:45 p.m. Statewide Organizing for Ethnic Studies: AB 331 and AB 1460

Presented by Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, BUILD PODER, California Faculty Association, Center for the Study of the Peoples of the Américas, Central American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, College of Humanities, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Civil Discourse & Social Change, Deaf Studies, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Educational Equity Committee, Educational Opportunity Program, History, MOSAIC, Office of Graduate Studies, Office of the Provost, Office of Student Affairs, Queer Studies, Revolutionary Scholars, and University Student Union. For inquiries, contact Martha D. Escobar at . Image courtesy of Kelly Fong