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Film: "Precious Knowledge"
Date Wednesday April 16
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
SJSU Cultural Heritage Center, Room 525, 5th Floor
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando Street
San José, CA 95112
Event Type Screening
Ethnic History Film Series

Precious Knowledge

The Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District of Arizona was a model of success with 95 per cent of its enrolled students graduating from high school. But state politicians and local officials, riding a wave of anti-immigrant and racist sentiment, move to ban Mexican American Studies. This sets off a firestorm of discussion by students and teachers, who take their fight to the state capitol, holding protests, testifying before lawmakers, and inviting lawmakers to visit them in the classroom.

Discussion will follow the documentary film screening

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the SJSU African American Studies Department, African American Faculty & Staff Association, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee, Africana Center Advisory Committee, MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, House of Sankofaa, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, All Africa People’s Revolutionary Party, South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace, and Colectivo Justicia San José (formerly Justice for Trayvon Martin – SJ)
Added to the calendar on Sunday Apr 6th, 2014 8:31 AM