HSESI Events


The High School Ethnic Studies Initiative hosts various events for students and instructors that focus on approaches to teaching Ethnic Studies high school courses. Recordings and resources from previous workshops can be explored by using the links below.

2023-24 HSESI Events

HSESI Scholar Series

HSESI Scholar Series: Teaching Histories of Anti-Imperialist Solidarity

A Discussion with Dr. Jason Ferreira and Dr. Michael Schulze-Oechtering

Please join us on February 28th for our latest scholar series panel discussion aimed at high school Ethnic Studies educators.  For this session UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies department chair Keith Feldman(link is external) will discuss  "Teaching Histories of Anti-Imperialist Solidarity" with Ethnic Studies scholars Dr. Jason Ferreira(link is external) & Dr. Michael Schulze-Oechtering(link is external).  The role of understanding solidarity in High School Ethnic Studies courses will also be examined.  Attend in person at the Multicultural Community Center(link is external) and online via Zoom. 

Black Panther Party's children marching

HSESI Scholar Series: Teaching the Black Panther Legacy with Ula S. Taylor and Waldo E. Martin, 10/25/23

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.

2022-23 HSESI Events

Recorded Discussion: 1969 Third World Liberation Front Strike

On June 12, 2023, UC Berkeley's High School Ethnic Studies Initiative held a panel discussion on the history of the 1969 Third World Liberation Front Strike at UC Berkeley.

Recorded Discussion: Ethnic Studies Student Panel

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.

Image of a row of a racially diverse group of California high school students

Recorded Discussion: Teaching K-12 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.