News and Events

Upcoming events 2016-2017


  • Politics and Community: A Dialogue with the Honorable Blanca Alvarado

  • When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: SJSU, Student Union Theater
  • Reserve Your Free Ticket @ and Community event flyer
  • Born Out of Struggle: 

    Critical Race Theory, School Creation and the Politics of Interruption

    A conversation with David Stovall, University of Illinois at Chicago (event flyer,pdf)

    WHEN: Thursday, April 6 @ 4pm 

    WHERE: SJSU, Sweeney Hall 331

     David Stovall, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates four areas: 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) concepts of social justice in education, 3) the relationship between housing and education, and 4) the relationship between schools and community stakeholders. In the attempt to bring theory to action, he has spent the last ten years working with community organizations and schools to develop curricula that address issues of social justice.

     Born Out of Struggle offers important lessons about school creation from the ground up.  While the story of a 19-day hunger strike serves as the backdrop of the discussion, the focus of this talk will be on concrete examples of the challenges and contradictions of keeping young people, families, and community members central to community control of education.  The discussion to follow will explore the relevance of these lessons for students, community, and families, as well as educational leaders & classroom teachers of all subjects & grade levels.

    by the College of Education and Mexican American Studies 

    All inquiries should be directed to Marcos Pizarro at marcos.pizarro@sjsu.eduBorn Out of Struggle

  • September 21, 2016--Film screening and panel discussion.   Flyer for Macario Film Screening and Panel Discussion
  • December 14, 2015, Come to listen and get to know the work of our students in MAS 240.  The department presents "Cultivating Relationships, Sharing Knowledge, Confronting Institutional Racism: A MAS Community Plática. Information flyer for event
  • October 14, 2015, The department will be co-hosting an exceptional opportunity to meet and engage with this author for a literary conversation. 

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