“Coalition for Liberated Ethnic Studies” collaboration
I started working with CLES –the Coalition for a Liberated Ethnic Studies in 2022 and it has been awesome to contribute to the incredible work they are doing to provide resources, curriculum, and advocacy for folks trying to get ethnic studies to kids in public schools, amplify those currently teaching it, and to stand up for those facing attacks because………surprise surprise, lots of reactionary adults are scared of their children feeling uncomfortable. Yeah, the true history of the United States and how it realtes to the world is uncomfortable af, but as a great writer once said :
"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
Dig this? Check out this painting of a phrase I like to use “Ethnic Studies in Every School”.