When my father told me about the events on August 29th, 1970, it was one of the few times I
I want to ensure that my students understand what Cesar Chavez did and how his legacy can inspire us right now because there is still much more that needs to be done to improve the lives of the people that grow our food and feed this country.
The Real American Dirt: How Targeting Mexicans Led to Banned Chicano/Latino Books and Classes By Irene Sanchez Xicana Ph.D. The
The same year my son began kindergarten was the same year I started teaching high school. After completing a Ph.D. in Education in 2015, instead of working in higher education as I anticipated, I was called to teach Ethnic Studies in high school classrooms to be in schools that sometimes feel like the “Mexican Schools” I teach about from the 1940s. As Teaching Tolerance has documented in these Mexican Schools, “Many Anglo educators did not expect, or encourage, Chicano students to advance beyond the eighth grade. Instead, the curriculum at the Mexican schools was designed, as one district superintendent put it, “to help these children take their place in society.”
“I was a middle school student who walked out in protest of CA Proposition 187, Looking back 25 years later
When Ethnic Studies is Under Attack… By Irene Sanchez Xicana Ph.D. When Ethnic Studies is under attack, you remember we’ve
You Can’t Call it What it is if You Don’t Know History: Anti-Mexican Violence in the Southwest By Irene Sanchez
AB 331 (Medina) HS Ethnic Studies Bill Passes in CA Assembly By Irene Sanchez (Xicana Ph.D.) On May 23, 2019,