The author recounts his personal experiences of the 1969 Third World Strike at UC Berkeley as well as reflects on the importance of Chicano Studies and Ethnic Studies: its value to the students in these programs and to wider community. He also discusses the continuing struggle for support within the academy.
Ethnic Studies Fifty Years Later: Activism, Struggles, and Lessons
Francisco Hernández received his PhD and MA degrees in Education from Stanford University, a BA degree in American Studies from UC Berkeley, and an AA degree from Sierra Junior College in California. Dr. Hernández previously served as Dean of Student Life and then as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UC Berkeley. In addition to holding a number of positions in secondary and post-secondary school programs in California, Dr. Hernández also served as the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and as the Vice Chancellor for Students at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
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Francisco Hernández; Ethnic Studies Fifty Years Later: Activism, Struggles, and Lessons. Ethnic Studies Review 1 October 2019; 42 (2): 56–61. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2019.42.2.56
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