The author reflects upon his experiences organizing Chicano students, supporting community activism, and participating in the 1969 Third World Strike at UC Berkeley. He additionally offers his own perspective on the importance of Ethnic Studies both inside and outside of academia
Liberating a Colonized Mind: Activism, Ethnic Studies, and the Great Spirit
Mexican farmworker grandparents raised Ysidro Macías in the Salinas Valley of California. Macías later enrolled at UC Berkeley in 1968 and participated as Co-chair of the Third World Liberation Front and Chairman of the Mexican American Student Confederation (MASC). An independent scholar, he is the author of three books: The Domingo Martinez Paredez Mayan Reader (2017); Walking the Red Road on Chicanismo: Including Chicano Identity Teatro Plays (2016); and The Compassion of the Feathered Serpent: A Chicano Worldview (2013).
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Ysidro Macías; Liberating a Colonized Mind: Activism, Ethnic Studies, and the Great Spirit. Ethnic Studies Review 1 October 2019; 42 (2): 40–48. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2019.42.2.40
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