Chabot College's 3rd Annual Ethnic Studies Summit Online
April 24 - 30, 2020
Indigeneity and Decoloniality
Celebrating Earth Week with the Chabot College community!
Kay Fisher, ES Professor
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Dr. Jennie Luna, CSU Channel Islands
Talk Title: "Fifty Years of Ethnic Studies: The Ongoing Movement to Decolonize and Indigenize Higher Education"
The academic discipline of Ethnic Studies was given birth through a student strike known as the Third World Liberation Front (twLF) that began on the San Francisco State University (SFSU) campus in November 1968, and joined by U.C. Berkeley in the spring of 1969. Ethnic Studies is the only academic discipline created out of protest and emerging from a social movement. The Bay Area was a critical site for this movement to emerge and set in motion the development of programs and departments across all college and university campuses throughout the nation. While examining the past fifty years is critical, this keynote address will walk participants even further through the past 500+ years of Indigenous resistance examining the production of knowledge and power and our collective ongoing movement to transform education G-20, from gestation through all levels of higher education.
Dr. Luna Bio:
Jada Imani, MC, Hop Hop Artist, Writer, Curator
Jada's Workshop will focus on #NoOneisDisposable and moments in history that fascinate or move us and our relationship to them. Inspired by Youth Vs. Apocalypse's Earth Day Climate upcoming strike.
Jada Imani is a 21-year-old MC from the Bay Area by way of East St. Louis. She provides a refreshing contribution to Hip-Hop culture. Her gritty lyricism is informed by midwestern roots where she grew up on the illest underground Hip-Hop pillars. Yet her wavy, ethereal vibe is influenced by her residence in the west coast as well as her ear for euphoric soundscapes. Jada's rocked at most loval venues including the Greek Theater, New Parish, Oakland Museum, Brick and Mortar, Spirithaus, and Impact Hun. She has curated over 200 Bay Area music events and performed around the country and the world as she travels.
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Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer, SFSU
Talk Title: "Black, Femme and Animated!: Movements, Manga, Music"
This session examines women’s art and activism from the US and Japan. Using samples from anime and hiphop, we bridge past social movements to current popular culture.
Dr. Fischer's Bio:
Dawn-Elissa Fischer is an associate professor at SF State University. She teaches about race and globalization, and her research concerns overlapping popular cultures in the US and Japan. Dr. Fischer is a Nasir Jones Fellowship recipient, she has worked on special programs and collections with the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard University for two decades. She was a co-founder of the National Hip Hop Political Convention.
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