For Immediate Release
Reference: Pyxie Castillo, Chairperson of LFS-SFSU, LFS.SFSU@gmail.com
SF STATE STUDENT ALLIANCE SUPPORTS
ETHNIC STUDIES FOR ALL SFUSD HIGH SCHOOLS
“Our ultimate objective in learning about anything
is to try to create and develop a more just society.”
– Yuri Kochiyama
We, Mula Sa Ugat, the Alliance of Filipino Student Organizations at San Francisco State University, along with allied student organizations stand in solidarity with students, teachers, parents, and community members who will mobilize on December 9th, 2014 at the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Board of Education meeting to institutionalize Ethnic Studies into all SFUSD high schools.
SF State is home to the only college of Ethnic Studies in the country, established in 1969 through the collective struggle of the longest student strike in history. “As a member organization of the Third World Liberation Front that helped get Ethnic Studies established at San Francisco State College, we recognize that is is our duty to carry on the legacy of those who came before us to struggle for relevant, quality education from the perspective of our people. We support Ethnic Studies in all SFUSD schools! Education is a human right!” -Patrick Racela, Head Coordinator, PACE (Pilipino Academic Collegiate Endeavor).
Ethnic Studies is a collective struggle of resistance, liberation, and self-determination. Ethnic Studies shows us that #BlackLivesMatter and #BrownLivesMatter in a time when we need it the most. We extend our solidarity to all who take action against state repression, be it in the classroom or in the streets.
Alpha Kappa Omicron (AKO), Alpha Chapter
Chi Rho Omicron (XPO), Beta Chapter
Kappa Psi Epsilon (KPsiE), Beta Chapter
League of Filipino Students (LFS-SFSU)
Pilipino Academic Collegiate Endeavor (PACE)
Asian Student Union (ASU)
Pacific Islander Club (PIC)