50th Anniversary Celebration (2018-2019)

The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University is initiating year-long set of events to commemorate the 1968-1969 student-led strikes, to highlight the social justice movements that birthed or continue to support the principles upon which the College stands, and to promote the further development of the field of Ethnic Studies. Fall 2018 will focus on the future of historical and current social movements. Spring 2019 will focus on the history and future of the field.
In early March, all members of the SF State community were invited to join a campus-wide steering committee whose purpose is to guide a yearlong series of on- and off-campus events. The committee is led by Professor Kenneth P. Monteiro, interim director of the College of Ethnic Studies’ César Chávez Institute.   
The committee anticipates several kinds of events, programs or actions:
  • Spontaneous or grassroots efforts which may only wish affiliation and cross promotion.
  • Spontaneous or grassroots efforts which would like joint sponsorship.
  • Events or programming conducted jointly around our two major event weekends, the first in early November and the second in mid-March to coincide with the beginning and end of the BSU/TWLF student led strike that lead to the creation of the College.