History of Ethnic Studies

HSESI Events & Resources

About

The High School Ethnic Studies Initiative hosts various events for students and instructors that focus on approaches to teaching Ethnic Studies high school courses.

HSESI Scholar Series: Hope, Healing and the Warrior Women Project - A discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Castle

Event Description

On January 30th, 2023 the High School Ethnic Studies Initiative (HSESI), held "Hope, Healing and the Warrior Women Project - A discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Castle”. This event took place at the Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley and was a part of the HSESI Scholars Series. The series hosts panel discussions year-round aimed at supporting California high school Ethnic Studies educators.

Filmmaker and scholar Dr. Castle shared her experiences with...

HSESI Third World Liberation Front Panel

About

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.

Featured panelists: Clementina Duron, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and UC Berkeley Alum and a public school teacher and principal for 30 years in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco. Harvey Dong, 1969 TWLF UC Berkeley Student Striker, and UC Berkeley Alum and Faculty, Ethnic Studies Vicci Wong, 1969 TWLF UC Berkeley Student Striker, UC Berkeley Alum, Cofounder, Asian American Political...

Explore the Initiative

About

This section will help you gain insights into the background and significance of California’s high school graduation requirement. We've included historical information on California's high school Ethnic Studies graduation requirement and our initiative's potential impact on California high school teachers and school districts through an exploratory report. We're also developing an oral history project for you to trace the roots of Ethnic Studies and immerse yourself in the activism of the original 1969 Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) strikers at UC Berkeley.

Teaching Tools

About

Explore our curated resources to support your Ethnic Studies teaching! Discover media clips libraries, oral histories, and our HSESI Teaching Resource Hub. Please note that our resource hub is currently in development, but is available for early preview, especially for feedback and suggestions on how to best develop it. For any questions, please email hsesi@berkeley.edu.

Third World Liberation Front 50th Anniversary Oral History Project

About

During the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) student strike at UC Berkeley, a campus collective was formed named the TWLF Research Initiative. Among other things, this initiative recorded oral histories of student strikers from the 1969 and 1999 TWLF student strikes at UC Berkeley. This page features selected previews of those interviews with student strikers. Full interviews will be posted on Calisphere (links forthcoming).

LaNada War Jack, 1969 TWLF Student Striker

About

Dr. LaNada War Jack is an activist, scholar, writer, and mother of four. She is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe and has served as a leader in the fight for Native American rights, resistance, and representation for over fifty years. Not only was she the first Native American to attend UC Berkeley, but she also became one of the first Indigenous persons to earn a Ph.D. War Jack's unwavering commitment to social and racial justice was evident in her initiative to recruit Native American students to UC Berkeley. She further demonstrated her commitment...

UC Berkeley twLF Oral History Website

During the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) student strike at UC Berkeley, a campus collective was formed named the TWLF Research Initiative. Among other things, this initiative recorded oral histories of student strikers from the 1969 and 1999 TWLF student strikes at UC Berkeley. This page features selected previews of those interviews with student strikers. Full interviews will be posted on Calisphere (links forthcoming).

...