50th Anniversary (2018-2019)

 50th Since 1969  1969 to 2019

The College of Ethnic Studies is now planning a year-long series of events to commemorate the 1968-1969 student-led strikes. Our aim is to highlight 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 first official events November 8-10, 2018, will focus on the future of historical and current social movements. Events on March 21-23, 2019, will focus on the future of our College and of the field of ethnic studies nationally. The two target months will coincide with the beginning and end of the BSU/TWLF student-led strike that resulted in the creation of the College.


The Daily Gater Newspaper main page headline Cops close SF State

We hope you will join us in any number of ways

Propose an event

Propose an event

Individuals and organizations interested in proposing and working on a specific activity formally affiliated with the College's Commemoration are invited to submit their idea.

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Join the effort

Join the planning committee

All friends and allies are invited to participate in any of our 50th planning Teams -- Program Development,  Arts, Student Activities, Outreach, Media & Publicity, Fundraising, Logistics, or Web development.

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List your own event

List your own event

Are you already planning an event related to the student activist movements of 1968-69, and want to publicize your event with us? We are planning a regional 50th anniversary calendar and would gladly list your event for free.

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