CHST140 CH - Latinx Activism and Struggles for Sanctuary in the San Gabriel Valley

When Offered: Offered alternate years; next offered spring 2022.
Instructor(s): G. Ochoa
Credit: 1

Organized into two parts, this workshop-based class provides a collective space to learn about, document and engage with the current struggles for sanctuary in our local communities. During the first part of the semester, we will read and discuss approaches to community-based research and the 1980s sanctuary movement for Central Americans. Thereafter, we focus on the struggles for sanctuary cities and schools in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire since the 2016 presidential election. Working together, we will collect, review, and analyze oral histories, city and school board minutes, newspaper articles, and sanctuary resolutions from cities such as Pomona, Claremont, La Puente, West Covina, San Dimas, Upland, Glendora, and San Gabriel. Some attention will also be given to current movements by local religious organizations. Our class will culminate in a co-created project that visually documents and helps to preserve these histories of struggle. Prerequisites: One course in Chicanx-Latinx Studies.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 3; Analyzing Difference

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