Cultivating Emotional Relationships to Essential HS Ethnic Studies Concepts

Event Description

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, 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.

At this breakout session, HSESI members and partners led a discussion on the collective exploration of essential concepts for high school ethnic studies courses (e.g., oppression, solidarity, etc.), focusing on what those concepts “look like” and “feel like” to students and instructors alike, and the pedagogies required to bring them into the classroom effectively. In doing so, the workshop breakout session addressed the broader constellation of frontline battles taking place on high school and university campuses around the country, including gender backlash, banned books, and increasing polarization and conflict broadly.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Henry J. Kaiser Center for the Arts, 10 10th St Oakland, CA 94607

Event Speakers

  • Julie Yick (she/her/hers), Ethnic Studies Teacher, Mountain View High School
  • Mike Espinoza (he/him/his), Ethnic Studies Teacher/Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), Campbell Union High School District
  • antmen pimentel mendoza (he/she/they), Director, UC Berkeley Multicultural Community Center