(or what is this thing)
Hi! We’re the Ethnic Studies Working Group, a group of students and faculty dedicated to cultivating and creating an Ethnic Studies curriculum at LWHS. Our group began in 2019 when a group of anonymous students of color left a poster and a letter chronicling the adverse experiences of students of color in this predominantly white institution. Not only did our students trust the community enough to share this feedback, they also outlined avenues for action to create healing spaces for students of color. After several years of research and collaboration, we’re proud to introduce the very first pilot class in the Spring of 2023 hosted by the Center. This curriculum will be co-taught and co-designed by students and teachers. We look forward to creating this liberatory space that centers people of color.
WHAT ETHNIC STUDIES IS
(and what it is not)
The first College of Ethnic Studies was established after a 5-month student protest.
Students of Color organize a collective action.
The working group presents to admin, proposing a 4-year Ethnic Studies program.
Ethnic Studies-themed Sam Mihara Days of Justice
Ethnic Studies PPP class begins.
California schools are required to offer an ES course; ES become a graduation requirement for 2029.
Why Ethnic Studies Matters to us
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
LWHS ETHNIC STUDIES WORKING GROUP
CURRENT WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
PAST & GRADUATED WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
Primo Lagaso Goldberg
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO NAOMI FIERRO PEÑA,
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT INCLUSION, FOR SUPPORTING OUR WORK
Introductory Report by Dr. Cat Fung
Summary of Findings by Primo L. Goldberg
Raw Research Findings by The Ethnic Studies Working Group
Schedule Models by Primo L. Goldberg
The Academic and Social Value of Ethnic Studies A Research Review by Christine Sleeter
“Why Ethnic Studies Courses Are Good for White Kids Too.” by Dr. Emily Petchauer
The History of Ethnic Studies by Gary Okihiro
“History.” College of Ethnic Studies., San Francisco State University