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Film and stage actor, educators and activists to be honored at Ethnic Studies Gala


WHAT:  Four individuals, a group of SF State alums and a corporation will be honored this Saturday evening for their devotion and dedication to the values of ethnic studies. The awards will be presented at a Gala celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, the only college in the world devoted to the discipline.

Those to be honored are:

  • Danny Glover, actor, activist and SF State alum 
  • Ana Montes, local educator and activist
  • Elizabeth Parent, educator, activist and first chair of American Indian Studies at SF State
  • James Hirabayashi, educator, activist and the first dean of the College of Ethnic Studies
  • Darden Restaurants
  • The leadership of the 1968 SF State student strike


Actress Judith Nihei and Actor/Director Delroy Lindo will M.C. the awards. The Gala concludes the three-day academic conference, "Ethnic Studies: 40 Years Later: Race, Resistance, Relevance," in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the College of Ethnic Studies and the birth of ethnic studies as an academic discipline.

WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009

WHERE: St. Francis Yacht Club, 700 Marina Blvd., San Francisco

MORE INFO: http://www.sfsu.edu/~ethnicst/


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NOTE: Journalists are invited to attend, but space is limited.  You must RSVP by contacting Denize Springer at (415) 450-8534 or (415) 405-3803.





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