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Ethnic Studies IE III

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - as part of LEAD 2020

Movimiento y Compromiso:
"50 Years of Challenges, Accomplishments, and the Continuing Quest for Educational Equity"

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: California State University, San Bernardino
Santos Manuel Student Union - Events Center

About: The ongoing campaign for Ethnic Studies in California, calling on all community advocates, educators, students and their families within the Inland Empire!

What is already being done across the IE for Ethnic Studies? How do we pursue making Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement across ALL sectors?

Registration is FREE (required to attend)

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Open to all:

  • K-12 Districts
  • Community College
  • Private Colleges
  • California State University


  • University of California
  • Faculty/Staff/Students/Alumni
  • Leaders in Education
  • Community Members



Open to All Students, Teachers, School & District Admin, Local Elected Officials, Parents, and Community Members 
All We Want Is Our Stories To Be Taught
Join Our Coalition For Ethnic Studies in the Inland Empire

March 24, 2020 | 8 AM - 3 PM
California State University, San Bernardino - Santos Manuel Student Union
For More Information - Ethnic Studies IE Website:

To Register

For more Information:

Frank C. Pérez -
Ethnic Studies Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Riverside
(951) 719-7264

Food & Refreshments will be Provided

Alyssa Marchan | Bibiana Canales | Khrystalie Le | Layla Jones-Pacheco | Lizeth Barrrera


8:00 AM: Check-In 

  • Continental Breakfast – Distribution of Packets
  • Saludo Artistico featuring Pepe Serna, film and television actor and artist

8:30 AM: Invocation / Land Acknowledgement

  • TBA –  (invited)

8:40 AM: Welcome Remarks / Bienvenida

  • Dr. Enrique G. Murillo, Jr. –  Professor of Education and LEAD Executive Director, CSUSB
  • Dr. Timothy White, Chancellor, California State University System (video message)
  • Dr. Tomás D. Morales, President, California State University, San Bernardino (video message)  / Version en español
  • Frank C. Pérez, Ethnic Studies Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Riverside

9:00 AM: Opening Keynote - Save CA Ethnic Studies Coalition

9:30 AM: Break

9:40 AM: Panel 1 - Current Ethnic Studies IE Teachers

  • Gustavo Flores, Norte Vista High School
  • Johnny Gonzalez, Desert Mirage High School
  • Karyn Thomas, Val Verde Unified School District
  • Kimberly Thomas, Val Verde Unified School District

10:40 AM: Break

10:50 AM: Activity 1 - Coachella Valley Teachers

12:00 Noon: Lunch & Featured Speaker

  • 12:30 PM Conversation with Dr. Carlos Cortes - Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of California, Riverside

1:00 PM: Panel 2 - Teacher Educators on Preparing Future Ethnic Studies Teachers

  • Dr. Miguel Zavala, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Dra. Theresa Montaño, California State University, Northridge
  • Dr. Sean Arce, Social Studies/Ethnic Studies Teacher Diego Rivera Performing Arts School Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Dra. Irene Sanchez, Chicano/Studies Teacher Azusa Unified School District

2:00 PM: Break

2:10 PM: Activity 2 – Joey Lui 

2:50 PM : Concluding Remarks & Acknowledgements / Despedida