Friday October 14 at your Local Mexican Consulate
October 12, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA
The Southern California Immigration Coalition(SCIC) and its member organizations are proud to endorse the Ethnic Studies Now campaign. Since 2008, the SCIC has helped defend the rights of Mexicans and Central Americans, as well as many other migrant communities in years past, such as the Filipino and Korean communities in Los Angeles County and beyond. Our allies in education have supported our cause because it is their students whom are the sons and daughters of migrants and workers that come from across the continent and seas, which are targeted by ICE and other arms of the state. This is why we proudly endorse and stand with the Ethnic Studies Now campaign.
Everyone deserves the right to know their true history. We feel that students must be taught the contributions of all people in today’s society. The contributions of Latinos, Africans, Asians, Indigenous Peoples and others have been hanging in the closets of history for too long and must be taken out to show that we too have heroes, heroines, inventors, and intellectuals.
We applaud the effort of those involved in this campaign and call upon others to join it with us. We are proud to stand alongside Union Del Barrio, National Associations of Multicultural Education, Association of Mexican American Educators, Association of Raza Educators, the various Los Angeles area Neighborhood Councils, and all of the supporting organizations and individuals pushing this effort forward. We also call upon the school board of LAUSD to pass the resolution that would require Ethnic Studies for high school graduation on Nov.18th and begin the process of working with the community to develop relevant courses and curriculum. It is only by working together we can give our children the education they deserve.
WWW.IMMIGRATIONCOALITION.ORG (213) 91-LUCHA(58242)