• Workshop presenter and attendee group photo at 2018 Ethnic Studies Summit
  • Workshop presenters sitting at a table in front a slideshow at the 2018 Ethnic Studies Summit
  • Aerial picture of 2018 Ethnic Studies Summit lunch in the Chapman Attallah Piazza
  • Attallah College Dean Margaret Grogan and Donna Ford Attallah with youth artist standing in front of art at the 2018 Ethnic Studies Summit Youth Art exhibit in Chapman's Leatherby Libraries
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» 4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit

collage of student art from the Ethnic Studies Summit 2018

Ethnic Studies Community Movements: From Resistance to Policy

Saturday, April 27, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sandhu Conference Center

The 4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit explored the power of community and how to advance the Ethnic Studies movement toward sustained educational policy.

Summit Highlights

  • Dialogue Circles
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Workshops for Teachers, Students, Youth, and Parents
  • Live Performances

Keynote Speaker

photo of Wayne Au

Wayne Au

University of Washington Bothell
Wayne Au is a professor in the School of Educational Studies as well as the Interim Dean of Diversity and Equity and the Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Washington Bothell. He is also an editor for the social justice teaching magazine, Rethinking Schools. An old-school hip hop head and retired DJ, his work has focused generally on critical education theory, critical policy analysis, and teaching for social justice. Specifically, he has engaged in scholarship about high-stakes testing, social studies education, curriculum studies, and multicultural education.

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Summit Program

Program is tentative and subject to change.

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Ceremony

9:15 a.m.
Opening Keynote

When We Win, Do We Have to Lose?: Opportunities, Questions, and Contradictions in K-12 Ethnic Studies
Wayne Au | Rethinking Schools

We are in the midst of an unprecedented movement for K-12 Ethnic Studies in the United States, with various schools, districts, and states supporting Ethnic Studies courses, graduation requirements, state standards, and/or administrative departments. The momentum and relative success of K-12 Ethnic Studies has raised critical questions and issues with implementation, such as: Should we have Ethnic Studies state standards? Can or should Ethnic Studies be brought to scale and grown for an entire district? In this keynote talk, Dr. Wayne Au will consider these and other questions with the audience, reflecting on his own experiences working on Ethnic Studies implementation with schools and districts.

10:10 a.m.
Session 1

Valley High School Art Exhibit
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, 1st Floor

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Lupe Lopez | Indigenous Women Rising

Practical Approaches to Building an Ethnic Studies Curriculum and Program
   Ron Espiritu

Africana Studies as a Movement: Teaching, Learning, and Diversifying Curriculum at Chapman University
   Quaylan Allen, Africana Studies Design Team

Spiritual Therapy
   Christina Martinez

Youth Participatory Action Research by Valley High School Ethnic Studies Students
   Ben Vazquez, Valley High School Students

Retention Rates of POC in Predominantly White Institutions: Lack of Institutional Supports
   Troy Allen, Lucile Henderson | Black Student Union

¡Santa Ana No Se Vende, Se Ama y Se Defiende!
   Idalia, Sarai, Laura, Mextli, Maria, Kayleigh | TU Santa Ana

Finding Your "Why": Preparing Teachers and Faculty to Engage With the Ethnic Studies Curriculum
   Marie Nubia-Feliciano | The Colégas Group

Bridging Research and Community Organizing
   Carolyn Torres | Chicanxs Unidxs de Orange County

Countering Deficit Paradigms Through a Historical Analysis of Xicanx Educational Resistance
   Norma "Mictlani" Gonzalez, Jose "Tuli" Gonzalez | XITO

Pathways Toward Creating More Gender Inclusive Elementary Classrooms: Leveraging Critical Literacy to Support Conversations about Gender Diversity (TK-6)
   Courtney Farrell, Jamaica Ross

Dismantling the "Dis" in Disability: Bridging the Gap Between Critical Pedagogy and Special Education through Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory
   Miruna Ouatu-Lascar

Community Action Teams with Youth Justice Coalition (YJC)
   YJC LOBOS (Leading Our Brothers & Sisters Outside the System)

11:30 a.m.
Session 2

Valley High School Art Exhibit
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, 1st Floor

Voicing the Voiceless: The Power of Grassroots Media in Social Movements
   Itz Happenin Radio

Critical Pedagogy and Student Voice Through Media Production
   Steve Goodman, Raelene Holmes-Andrews | Educational Video Center

Healed People, Heal People: Grassroots Healing and Transformative Justice
   Leslie Guardado

Youth Participatory Action Research by Loara High School US History and Ethnic Studies Students
   Jose Paolo Magcalas, Loara High School Students

The Importance of Cultural Clubs and Diverse Curriculum on Chapman's Campus: Creating an Encouraging Atmosphere for POC
   Troy Allen, Lucile Henderson | Black Student Union

La Educación a Través de la Participación: VeLA y la Transformación de su Comunidad
   Vecindario Lacy en Acción (Idalia Ríos, Concepción Rodríguez, Érica Heras, Yanely Matute, Maricela Castro, Dionicia Robles, Verónica Juárez y niños de VeLA

Self and Education
   Kyler Asato, Daniel Leon-Barranco

The People's History of Orange County
   Kevin Cabrera, Heritage Museum of Orange County; Linn Lee, Teacher SAUSD; Lupe Bernabe and Karen Resendiz, Godinez High School

Culturally Humanizing Pedagogy: Conscientizacao and Reading the World
   Norma "Mictlani" Gonzalez, Jose "Tuli" Gonzalez | XITO

Resisting and Dismantling the Dominant Narrative: Ethnic Studies in Elementary Classrooms
   Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath | CA-NAME

Muslims in America: Featuring the Chapman Muslim Student Association and Edina Lekovic
   Hakeem Wakil, Muslim Student Association; Edina Lecovic

Countering Assimilation in the Land of Mickey Mouse: Strengthening Latino/a Identities Through Ancestral Study Abroad
   Julián Jefferies, Blanca Rojas, Miguel Martinez

12:45 p.m.
Lunch / Spoken Word
Attallah Piazza

Summit lunch is generously provided by Chapman's Student Government Association

2:00 p.m.
Session 3

Critical Media Projects in Motion: Analysis of Controversial Issues through New Literacies and Multimodal Production
   Noah Asher Golden, Emmery Llewellyn, Katelyn Carbajal

Parent Ethnic Studies: A Community Education Model
   Guadalupe Cardona, Ndindi Kitonga | ARE

What's in a Name: MEChA's Past, Present, and Future in Student Activism
   Ruben Espinoza | Latinx & Latin American Studies, Chapman University

Youth Participatory Action Research by Santa Ana High School Ethnic Studies Students
   Carah Reed, Santa Ana High School Students

Countering the Gendered and Racialized Curriculum of University Classrooms: Learning From the Voices of Chapman Students of Color
   Miguel Zavala, Nathaly Del Real, Daniel Leon-Barranco, Cailin Zarate

Poetry and Storytelling to Create Healing Spaces
   Jeremy Michael Vazquez

A Day of Imagination: Connecting Parents and Educators Through Storytelling
   Patty Meza, Suzie SooHoo, Amy Ardell | Padres Unidos

That's Not Relatable: Radical Teaching on Race and Intersectionality in Writing
   Cynthia Guardado, Luivette Resto, Leslie Guardado

Building Alliances Through Care and Dialogue
   Joey Liu, Doug Havard, Rocio Garcia  

50 Years of El Plan de Santa Barbara: The Past, Present, and Future of Chicana/o/x Studies
   Sean Arce | XITO

Research to Advocacy to Social Justice to Policy to Curriculum Change: Unconstitutional Deportation of U.S. Mexicans in the 1930s
   Christine Valenciana, Francisco Balderrama

Mathematics for Social Justice: Reading and Writing the World With Mathematics
   Cathery Yeh

Community and Youth Organizing
   Carlos Pereira | Resilience OC

Film Screening: Moving in Place
Young Puerto Ricans share their experiences navigating life on and off the island amidst its ongoing crisis and diaspora. They unpack the complexities of Puerto Rican identity and loyalty - and the difficult decision of whether to stay on or leave Puerto Rico - especially in the devastating wake of Hurricane María.

3:20 p.m.
Closing, Awards, and Recognition

Program is tentative and subject to change.