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Explore our event pages with recordings, recommended resources, and key takeaways!

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4/27/24 Cultivating Emotional Relationships to Essential HS Ethnic Studies Concepts

During the 2024 Othering and Belonging conference, the UC Berkeley High School Ethnic Studies Initiative (HSESI) coordinated "Cultivating Emotional Relationships to Essential HS Ethnic Studies Concepts(link is external), a breakout session intended to support HSESI’s efforts, foster Bay Area teacher leadership and resource sharing vis-à-vis the graduation requirement, and place in conversation OBI’s bridging and belonging frameworks and practices in a new and complex domain of high school education in California. Learn more

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4/2/24 HSESI Community of Practice: "How can districts and schools successfully implement Ethnic Studies courses?"

On Tuesday, April 2nd, Artnelson Concordia led a Zoom conversation on "How can districts and schools successfully implement Ethnic Studies courses?Artnelson is a founding teacher of the SFUSD Ethnic Studies program and currently coordinates Santa Barbara Unified School District's (SBUSD) Ethnic Studies program. Resource page 

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3/26/24 HSESI Community of Practice: How do we create healing spaces in response to controversial topics?

On Tuesday, March 26th, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm Kyle Beckham, lecturer and co-director of the UC Berkeley Teacher Education Program lead a discussion on Zoom on how to create healing spaces in response to controversial topics.  Beckham is a veteran classroom teacher who helped to co-create SFUSD's Ethnic Studies program. Resource page

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3/18/24 HSESI Scholar Series Event: How do we teach Pacific Island matters in High School Ethnic Studies Curricula?

"How do we teach Pacific Island matters in High School Ethnic Studies Curricula?” was held on Monday, March 26th, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, featuring an introduction by Angel Halafihi and moderation by UC Berkeley undergraduates Fine Ashley Tuitupou & Kahel Joem Zedekiah. Discussion panelists included Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander scholars Estella Owoimaha-Church and Andrew Vai. Resource page

2/28/24 HSESI Scholar Series Event: Teaching Histories of Anti-Imperialist Solidarity

On February 28th, UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department Chair Keith Feldman moderated "Teaching Histories of Anti-Imperialist Solidarity" a discussion featuring Ethnic Studies scholars Dr. Jason Ferreira & Dr. Michael Schulze-Oechtering.  This panel examined the role of understanding solidarity in High School Ethnic Studies courses. Resource page

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1/30/24 HSESI Scholars Series Event: Hope, Healing and the Warrior Women Project

On January 30th, 2023, filmmaker and scholar Dr. Elizabeth Castle,  shared her experiences with The Warrior Women Project(link is external) (which she founded in 2006), and how it honors the legacies of Native Women activists. She shared insights on incorporating the narratives of Wounded Knee activists, and oral histories more generally, into today’s academic landscape, especially in Ethnic Studies courses. Resource page

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10/23/24 HSESI Scholar Series Event: Teaching the Black Panther Legacy with Ula S. Taylor and Waldo E. Martin

On October 23, 2023, the High School Ethnic Studies Initiative (HSESI) team and the Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley hosted the first event in the UCB-HSESI scholar series, "Teaching the Black Panther Party Legacy " featuring Professors Ula Taylor and Waldo Martin, scholars on Black Panther Party history. This discussion provided insights on incorporating the Party's history and enduring lessons into today's academic landscape, especially in Ethnic Studies courses. Resource page

6/12/23 Striker & Scholar Panel: The 1969 Third World Liberation Front Strike at UC Berkeley

On June 12, 2023, UC Berkeley's High School Ethnic Studies Initiative held a panel discussion for student strikers and scholars of the 1969 Third World Liberation Front Strike at UC Berkeley. This discussion features rare insights for instructors to learn about the original intentions and hopes for the Ethnic Studies curriculum and beyond.

6/13/23 Student Panel: Ethnic Studies at the High School and University Level

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, UC Berkeley's High School Ethnic Studies Initiative held a panel discussion exploring the Ethnic Studies curriculum at the high school and university-level. This discussion featured Ethnic Studies students from Berkeley High School and alum from UC Berkeley, who offered insights into the challenges, opportunities and immense significance of Ethnic Studies courses in today’s academic landscape.

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Spring 2023 (Related Panel Series): Aspirations of Material Anti-Racism - What’s Next?

"Aspirations of Material Anti-Racism," hosted at UC Berkeley in Spring 2023. The series brought together university faculty with contemporary experts from academia and beyond, focusing on Black freedom movements, decolonial theory and practice, mutual aid, and housing rights, among other topics. On its dedicated page, you can find recordings of the discussions along with valuable resources and key takeaways. The series was sponsored by the Staff as Students of Social Justice Program, a program that creates a unique learning community for campus staff engaging in anti-racist pedagogies and weekly discussion seminars.

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11/14/22 K-12 Instructor Panel: Teaching Ethnic Studies Panel

On November 14, 2022, the American Cultures Center, the Department of Ethnic Studies and History-Social Science Project hosted a conversation with local elementary, middle, and high school teachers for undergraduate students to learn about building a career as an Ethnic Studies teacher, given that they will be needed now more than ever.