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  • Statement from the Executive Committee of the Department of Ethnic Studies

    June 5, 2020

    We write in a moment of accumulated grief and righteous rage at the murderous violence by police and other state forces. The cruelty of this violence has been on horrific display in recent weeks in the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade, the latest...

  • AAADS Statement of Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

    June 5, 2020

    Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program at UC Berkeley Statement of Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter The senseless murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police on May 25th has mobilized thousands of people into the streets to protest against police brutality, state violence, and systemic racism. The Asian American and...

  • Public Art Projects Created By Chicano180, Contemporary Chicanx/Latinx Art Class

    May 19, 2020

    Enjoy this website with Public Art Proposals created by CS180 Contemporary Xicanx/Latinx Art class. The students came up with some amazing projects from posters to installations and performances.

  • Latinx in California: An Exhibit of the Latinx Research Center

    May 4, 2020

    Check out the virtual catalog for the art exhibit "Latinx in California" which highlights the artwork that forms part of the Latinx Research Center’s permanent exhibition, by the same title, at the Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way. Ethnic Studies Professor Laura E. Pérez is the current Chair of the Latinx...

  • Imagine Otherwise: Juana María Rodríguez and Emma Pérez on Writing Partnerships

    May 1, 2020

    In this podcast on Ideas On Fire, Professor and Chair, Juana María Rodríguez is interviewed, alongside her writing partner, Emma Pérez, on their shared writing practice and the joys of queer academic friendship.

  • Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity Goes to: Ethnic Studies Department, Professor Khatharya Um

    April 28, 2020

    The Department of Ethnic Studies is proud to announce that Professor Khatharya Um has been awarded the 2020 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity. This prestigious university-wide award is presented annually to a distinguished faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley based on outstanding contributions in advancing the University's mission to create...

  • Racist Harassment of Asian Health Care Workers Won’t Cure Coronavirus

    April 10, 2020

    In this news story, Ethnic Studies Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy discusses how COVID-19 has impacted communities of color, and the additional stress and trauma this has caused health care workers.

  • COVID -19 Ethnic Studies Community Resources

    April 10, 2020

    Ethnic Studies community provides resources to help protect yourself and others during this tragic time. Help slow the spread of COVID-19 and shelter in place. Ethnic Studies Community Resources  

  • UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

    March 11, 2020

  • Ethnic Studies At Berkeley: Fifty Years of Igniting The Future

    February 10, 2020

    Date: March 5th - 6th  Location: Alumni House  A two-day symposium to share, spark, and inspire visions for the future. For 50 years, Ethnic Studies at Berkeley has need at the forefront of transforming knowledge, empowering communities, and advancing social justice. On March 5th and 6th, 2020, we will commemorate...