Date: September 16, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

Sean Arce, founder of the controversial and outlawed Mexican-American Studies Program in Tucson, will discuss the progress of the battle for Ethnic Studies in Arizona. Arce will report on the lawsuits filed against teachers.

The story of this struggle is told in the documentary film “Precious Knowledge,” which follows students and teachers in the successful Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School before it was shut down.

The program was a national model of educational success, with 93 percent of its enrolled students graduating from high school and 85 percent going on to attend college, bucking a statewide trend that saw only 48 percent of Latino students graduating at all.

The event is sponsored by La Colectiva Femenil and MEChA. For more information, check the Facebook event page or contact Arlene Mejorado,

The suggested donation of $5 to $15 will go to the Raza Defense Fund.

Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, 78723 –