Ethnic Studies in Every School 2- Purple

Ethnic Studies in Every School 2- Purple


Just painted this new joint before the San Jose Made show and LOVE LOVE LOVE how it came out. I get in a rut sometimes and returning to this subject matter and composition really helped me do my thing and get loose. Check out some of the process art for this one below.

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What is Ethnic Studies? Short version is that US history is Eurocentric and throughout time either mis-characterized, ignored, or completely barred stories and history from African American, Native American, Latinxs, and Asian Americans. I throw in Middle Eastern families as well. In the late 60s San Francisco State University (my 1st college) and then UC Berkeley were the first schools in the US to create college departments that housed teachers and courses dedicated to some of this knowledge. And to be frank, it is not just about a diverse we are the world photo. It’s a bout understanding systems, power, challenging that, and changing the narrative. And that is why some are terrified of it.
Did you like this? Check out the previous “Ethnic Studies In Every School” painting I did (2019). Oh, and have you ever heard of Dolores Huerta? The Contract Buyers League? What about Marie Butchie Tom?
photo credit: My Momma!
Comments: 2
  • Anonymous December 3, 2022 10:57 pm

    Let me just say that I am continually inspired by your work and your commitment to the youth of Oakland! And you’re just badass, and of course the Papi of one of my wonderful former/forever students, so there’s that too! Keep up the powerful work and keep me in the loop. Gonna have to buy one of these for my new classroom! ✊🏽

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres December 3, 2022 11:00 pm

    Hey Ms V, thank you so much! Hella appreciate you, all you've done for the kids, and for families like mine:). I gotchu. Will send you one.

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