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  • Professor Christian Paiz is featured in the PBS docu-special “The Other Side of Coachella.”

    December 3, 2018

    Professor Christian Paiz is featured in the PBS docu-special "The Other Side of Coachella." This docu-special highlights the Coachella Valley community, and how with support from the organization Building Healthy Communities, community members and local groups have formed an alliance to tackle issues of Health, Education and Environment.

  • Advocating for the Sacred in the Digital Age

    November 29, 2018

    Melissa Stoner Native American Studies Librarian Ethnic Studies Library In this digital age when some people are asking whether libraries are needed any more, Melissa Stoner can’t imagine life without them. “My aunt worked in the library at the elementary school that I went to. I went to the library...

  • UC Berkeley faculty and a librarian share book picks for Native American Heritage Month

    November 16, 2018

    Native American Heritage Month was a long time coming. In the 1910s, Red Fox James embarked on a state-to-state sojourn on horseback to solicit support for a single day honoring Native Americans, ultimately presenting endorsements from 24 governors to the White House. But it wasn’t until 1990 that President George...

  • Preserving Native American culture, from Standing Rock to Berkeley

    November 13, 2018

    By John Hickey Melissa Stoner and Howard Nez Sr. are related by blood, and always have been. Now more than ever, they’ve also been related by language. He was a language warrior. She is a literary warrior. For his part, Nez was a Navajo code talker. His granddaughter is a...

  • ‘It’s Like Reliving My Past’: Harvard Lawsuit Echoes Previous Fight Over Race and Admissions

    November 12, 2018

    By Mihir Zaveri In March 1990, L. Ling-chi Wang got on a plane to Washington, where he felt that his words were being twisted. Mr. Wang, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, had recently scored a victory when the school acknowledged it disproportionately hurt Asian-American applicants in its admissions, amid a...

  • In the Heart Stories: Modern Filipinx American Narrative, Essays, and Work

    November 9, 2018

    Catherine Ceniza Choy - UC Berkeley Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies  Catherine Ceniza Choy is a UC Berkeley Professor and the Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies. An interest in history and writing at a young age grew to a history major in college, doctorate...

  • The Migrant Caravan and the Midterms

    October 23, 2018

    To the Editor: While President Trump continues to demonize migrants from Central America, why do we so seldom hear about the causes of this migration north? During the wars in the 1980s, the United States government spent billions of dollars in support of murderous dictators while creating devastation that left...

  • UC Berkeley Pilipinx community celebrates life of Grace Asuncion

    October 15, 2018

  • Native American Studies Alum, Ella Callow, will be Joining UC Berkeley as its ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer

    October 4, 2018

    To the campus community: I am pleased to share that Ella Callow will be joining UC Berkeley as its ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer this month. The position of ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer evinces UC Berkeley’s commitment to ensuring an inclusive and equitable campus in regards to disability. A faculty/staff search...

  • Let’s Talk – Drop-in Consultation for the Department of Ethnic Studies

    October 3, 2018

    DROP-IN SCHEDULE Cynthia Medina, PhD Specialty Areas/Interests: • Multicultural/social justice oriented counseling • Relationship concerns • Students struggling with a variety of intersecting identity-related questions or concerns • Under-served and marginalized student populations • Transfer students • Anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation • Student athletes Barrows Hall, Room 542 |...