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30 Minutes- Forbidden Curricula
Forbidden Curricula: Dina Barajas and Raquel Rubio Goldsmith (25:18) 2010-12-05 Amanda Shauger
30 Minutes- Forbidden Curricula Raquel Rubio Goldsmith Amanda Shauger
With HB 2281 scheduled to go in effect next month, educators, scholars, students, community members, artists and activists push back with the Combating Hate, Censorship, and Forbidden Curricula Conference. 30 Minutes features excerpts from the "Combating Hate, Censorship and Forbidden Curricula Conference" which was held December 2-4, 2010 at the University of Arizona, the YWCA, and El Rio Neighborhood Center. Organizers and participants say that the recently passed SB 1070 and HB 2281 are the latest in a long series of anti-Mexican, anti-Indigenous and anti-immigrant legislation. With the anti-ethnic studies legislation HB 2281 scheduled to go in effect in January 2011, speakers described the effects that this legislation would have on themselves, their students, and their communities and described an historical context for their struggle.

University of Arizona student Dina Barajas described the life of late 19th and early 20th century indigenous scholar and writer Zitkala-Sa and linked it to the struggles facing indigenous peoples today.

University of Arizona Mexican American Studies Educator and researcher Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith gave an overview of more than 40 years of Chicana/o history and education in this region. She is a MA&RS adjunct lecturer who specializes in research and teaching on Mexican-American women's history, human rights, and immigration issues.