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Marching students; Chicana and Chicano activism in education, 1968 to the present.


Marching students; Chicana and Chicano activism in education, 1968 to the present.

Ed. by Margarita Berta-Avila et al.

U. of Nevada Press


208 pages




On March 1, 1968, some ten thousand Chicana/o students walked out of their classes across the Southwestern United States in protest against educational inequalities and for more inclusive pedagogies. In this work, Berta-Avila (bilingual/multicultural education, California State U.), Tijerina-Revilla (women's studies, U. of Nevada), and Figueroa (ethnic studies, California State U.) present seven essays that apply critical resistance, queer, critical race, and Chicana/o feminist theories to explore the events of 1968 and beyond and their implications for Chicana/o identity and activism in relation to education from 1968 to the present. Topics include the legacy of the 1968 walk-outs in Los Angeles, the production of art and media as a form of protest, community-based organizations as "agencies of transformational resistance," the role of parents in student movements for social justice, racial discrimination between and among people of color, connections between theory and practice at a school established as a direct result of Chicana/o activism in education, and the current status of Chicana/o education and education activism.

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Date:Apr 1, 2011
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