Founded on the principle of liberation via self-determination, The College of Ethnic Studies emerged from a collective struggle begun over 50 years ago by the Third World Liberation Front and the Black Student Union during the 1968 Strike.
We educate, create, and seek wisdom and knowledge in order to critically assess legacies of colonization and empire.
We empower our students to become ethical, effective, social justice artist-activist-scholars and empathetic leaders who speak truth to power.
We collaborate with our students, colleagues, and communities to liberate ourselves and create conditions for the liberation of others from systemic, intersectional, and hierarchical oppressions; in doing so, we foreground healing and transformative justice work.
You can read more about our shared principles in the slide presentation below.