ethnic studies in every school Tag

Ethnic Studies Purple Pack

 

What up fam? I just made this new pack of Ethnic Studies merch featuring a painting you likely already saw and a new gold sticker. If you follow me you know this is important to me educationally and personally. Know a teacher, student, or colleague who would appreciate this? Send them the pack (1 print, 2 stickers). 
What is Ethnic Studies? Ethnic Studies for those who don’t know is an organized curriculum of books, films, lectures, music, and culture that explore all that US and American history left out about African Americans, Latin@S, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. It now includes curriculum about Middle Eastern Americans, and sometimes LGBTQ studies as well. I’m a product of ethnic studies and i’m very proud to support ethnic studies curriculum all over the US in EVERY SCHOOL.
Dig this? Check out this podcast w/ an ethnic studies teacher, Maestra Marisa Villegas

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.

If you’d like a print of this bad boy, please visit my shop at THIS LINK

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!

Africana Studies Print

 

Peace, I’m so excited to introduce this new piece to you “Africana Studies”. This is a print featuring that phrase and an antique afro pick. The origin of the idea comes from Black, African American, African studies departments in colleges. I hope this print can apply to high schools one day as well, but this is basically an attempt to make a beautiful and affirming decoration for an office, classroom, or building that specializes in the study of Black culture. It could totally be in a home or bedroom but my aim is to reach educators specifically with this whether they be in a larger “Ethnic Studies” department or a sole focus of study at their institution.


Series: This print will be a part of a series of new prints focusing on Black, Asian, Raza, Indigenous studies or programs from an Ethnic Studies program. Stay tuned.

Did you see the “Ethnic Studies” print pack w/ stickers?

Ethnic Studies Pack

Whats up fam? You can cop this pack of stickers and prints for your classroom, home, or office! I originally made the pack to help fundraise for this network of Ethnic Studies educators in Cali-follow them here on IG. But now that I was able to raise a bit of $ I’m going to continue to sell this pack.
Ethnic Studies for those who don’t know is an organized curriculum of books, films, lectures, music, and culture that explore all that US and American history left out about African Americans, Latin@S, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. It now includes curriculum about Middle Eastern Americans, and sometimes LGBTQ studies as well. I’m a product of ethnic studies and i’m very proud to support ethnic studies curriculum all over the US in EVERY SCHOOL. You want a print or a sticker?

Did you see the show I made the “Ethnic studies painting” for?