AB 2016 (Ethnic Studies Bill) goes before the CA Senate Education Committee TODAY:
Please call Senator Carol Liu (Chair of Senate Ed Committee) and ask for her to vote in support of AB 2016. Her telephone number in Sacramento is (916) 651-4025. AB 2016 successfully made its way through the California Assembly, and now needs to continue its path through the Senate.
Letter of Support from Tom Torlakson.
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has expressed his support for AB 2016 in a letter last week which he sent to Senator Carol Liu. This is an important step, as this is the first year that he has shown this level of support for Ethnic Studies. You can read the letter here: http://www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/tom_torlakson_letter_of_support_of_ab_2016 You can call to express your thanks to him here: (916) 319-0800.
STOCKTON, CA: July 8 at 7-9PM Ethnic Studies Na!: Community Showcase 2016. http://facebook.com/events/1004421456337771 "Ethnic Studies Na (Now)! will showcase the culminating performances of the Little Manila Dance Collective, Bahala Na Escrima Martial Arts, and the Little Manila After School Program student scholars. This year, we are excited to debut the work of Kulintang Academy, a traditional Philippine music program piloted by Little Manila and Master Artist Danogan “Danny” Kalanduyan, Frank Holder, and Ramon Lazo, funded by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts and the Stockton Arts Commission."
This evening will highlight the struggles, traditions, history, and culture of the Filipino American community within and outside of Stockton, California.
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If you support the work we are doing with the Ethnic Studies Now Coalition please help us fund the movement. We cannot do it without you. With your help we can expand our community organizing/advocacy campaign, provide professional development support for teachers and curriculum design for school districts. PLEASE make a donation to Ethnic Studies Now! by clicking the link below: www.ethnicstudiesnow.com/donate
Coordinating Committee Member,
Ethnic Studies Now Coalition
Tel. (213) 267-9031
Fax. (323) 844-0110