CSU Council on Ethnic Studies
CoES is honored to be the host campus for the California State University (CSU) Council on Ethnic Studies (CES), an alliance of all ethnic studies-focussed departments, programs and faculty across our 23 campuses.
The Council is a collaborative forum for addressing the varied needs on each campus – both those with fully established departments as well as those in the process of developing new ethnic studies programs and curricula. Membership is available to all CSU faculty currently teaching in CSU Ethnic Studies departments or units.
The purpose of The California State University Council on Ethnic Studies (CSUCES) is to:
A. advance the discipline(s) of Ethnic Studies with focus on sharing and diffusion of the knowledge and critical understanding of the histories, cultures, intellectual traditions, lived-experiences, and social struggles of the four historically racialized core ethnic groups: Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Latina/o Americans;
B. establish academic and professional standards to define the parameters of the discipline and to guide teaching, research, assessments, self-study, concepts of multicultural education, and modes of community and public engagement;
C. promote research, study, teaching, learning, scholarly exchange, curriculum design, multicultural quality education, publication, and professional development of faculty and students in the discipline;
D. monitor and support the status, viability, well-being, and sustainability of Ethnic Studies units in the academia and,
E. link scholarship, teaching, learning, and community and public engagement through advocacy, activism, policy development, ongoing community capacity-building and involvement with issues, institutions organizations, and movements concerned with building strong, self-affirming and resilient communities, a just and equitable multicultural society, and a good and sustainable world.
Between the twice-annual meetings, Council business is coordinated by a Steering Committee, currently comprised of the following faculty:
|Melina Abdullah||Los Angeles|
|Teresa Carrillo||San Francisco|
|Linda Espana Maram||Long Beach|
|Maulana Karenga||Long Beach|
|Kenneth Monteiro, Chair||San Francisco|
|Marcos Pizarro||San Jose|
|Craig Stone||Long Beach|
For further information on the Council, please contact Kenneth Monteiro, Chair, CSUCES.
CSUCES IWG Communications Weblink: An excellent resource both for archived important documents particularly related to the implementation of the Weber Bill AB1460, which requires Ethnic Studies in the CSU, and updates on current or upcoming CSUCES actions advancing the implementation process.
Weber Bill AB1460 Requiring Ethnic Studies in the CSU (status: passed and approved by the Governor August 17, 2020)