50th Anniversary (2018-2019)

50th logo; image of cheering graduates

The College of Ethnic Studies has been organizing a series of events to commemorate the 1968-1969 student-led strikes. We are highlighting the social justice movements that gave birth to and continue to support the principles upon which the College stands, and to promote the further development of the field of Ethnic Studies.

Our opening event was on November 8-10, 2018. The culminating event will be on October 7-12, 2019. Those two times mark the beginning of the BSU/TWLF student-led strike and the creation of the College.

Save the Date: October 7-12 2019

This October commemoration includes a summit in partnership with the SF State Associated Students and the California State University (CSU) Council on Ethnic Studies – a consortium of over 200 faculty members from the 23 campuses of the CSU.

We will host a series of events, including interactive presentations, panel discussions, exhibits, performances, and opportunities for inter-generational dialogue between elders of our community and our students, and among our on- and off-campus constituents.


Gala event

On Saturday evening October 12 we will hold a gala celebration. Our extended family spanning fifty years is invited to gather, share fine food and drink, listen to live music, and celebrate this momentous date together. Reservations will be open by August 30. We look forward to your joining us.

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