Discussion on understanding and value of Chicana, Chicano and Black Studies
By César López
The San Diego Mesa College Chicana/o Studies Department and the Black Studies Department are hosting a panel discussion on student equity and diversity on campus this Friday, March 14, from 9AM-12PM in room H-117/118. The event is entitled “Honoring Academic Legacies of Diversity at San Diego Mesa College and Beyond: Equity and Valuing Critical Contributions of Chicana/o Studies and Black Studies Departments.” The campus community and the general public is invited to attend this important discussion.
The goal of the panel is to recognize the over 40 year histories of each of these departments on the San Diego Mesa College campus; educate the campus and community about issues related to understanding and valuing the critical contributions of Chicana/o Studies and Black Studies Departments in Higher Education; and highlight local, state and national legislative educational policies that have and will impact the future success of all students, with a focus on students of color and first generation students.