Banned and challenged books to find a home at the Centro Cultural de la Raza. Read about it at La Bloga.
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This Saturday was the 6th Annual Statewide Association of Raza Educators Conference (ARE) at Lincoln High School in San Diego. One of the keynote speakers was, Sean Arce, director of Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American Studies program. From the conference program: "Currently, however, there is a battle going on in Arizona against this program. Opponents are right wing politicians that have run on a platform of eliminating "Raza Studies" in Arizona. The tool to destroy the program is HB2281, which aims to make the program illegal. These same politicians have consistently ignored the unprecedented successes of the program. The outcome of this case could undo the historical advances that TUSD has accomplished."
Despite the weather, the conference was engaging and well-organized. Organizers of the event also remembered the very important educator, Ernesto Bustillos (March 2, 1951-March 26, 2012).