Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later:
Race Resistance and Relevance
Conference at a Glance
We invite you to join us for an academic conference, “Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later: “Race Resistance and Relevance”, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the field of Ethnic Studies and the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, October 7-10, 2009.
Tentative conference schedule at a glance
Race, Resistance and Relevance
Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later
October 7 – 10, 2009
César Chávez Student Center
San Francisco State University
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
8:30 am – 10:00 am – Opening Ceremony
Malcolm X Plaza
10:30 am – 2:00 pm – Plenary 1 & 2
Jack Adams Hall
12 NOON – 5:30 pm – Panels, Discussions, Workshops, Films & Displays
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Panels, Discussions, Workshops, Films & Displays
6:00pm – 9:00 pm – Youssoupha Sidibe - Kora; Allegra Bandy Sextet; SFSU Afro-Cuban Ensemble with Mark Howard & Derrik Ellis – comedians as seen on BET’s Comic View
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Panels, Discussions, Workshops, Films & Displays
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Dean’s Reception Honoring Academic Founders
Jack Adams Hall
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm – Gala Dinner
St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco
Scholars from seven countries and 35 universities will present papers, panels, roundtable discussions, workshops and performances. This conference will offer an exciting exploration of the contributions, developments, and challenges in Ethnic Studies research and practice through the following themes:
1. Where is Ethnic Studies in the world today, and what are the similarities and differences between our contemporary goals and those that led to the creation of the field?
2. How are social justice pedagogies relevant to the field of Ethnic Studies?
3. What strategies allow for inclusion of a full range of ethnic experiences, philosophical perspectives, and methods, analytical frameworks within the field?
4. How might recent events such as restrictions of civil liberties domestically and internationally, the election of Barack Obama, ongoing wars, and the international economic crisis affect the field of Ethnic Studies and the centering of race relations?
Your hosts: The College of Ethnic Studies; the departments of Africana, American Indian, Asian American and Raza Studies; Race and Resistance Studies Initiative (RRS) and Arab Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Initiative (AMED); and the Cesar Chavez Institute.