This essay provides a narrative timeline of the events leading up to what would become the 1999 twLF Movement at UC Berkeley. Just as it was inspired by the previous generation, the 1999 reincarnation now stands as an inspiration for current movements in Ethnic Studies K–12. This essay offers context to the political and social landscape of the 1990s, examining the racist slew of California ballot propositions and how community organizing on the ground, particularly with youth, created a generation of college student activists who renewed the visions of the twLF.

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