Ethnic Studies

Aiden Thomas

In this episode we connect with author Aiden Thomas whose book Cemetery Boys showcases a trans, queer, Latinx character at the heart of the story. Aiden discusses the lack of representation he experienced in media growing up and how this...

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Vishavjit Singh

In this episode we connect with artist and activist Vishavjit Singh as he shares his experience and practices of being a Sikh. "Sikhi is an action, it's a verb." Vishavjit tells how he was introduced to the teachings of the...

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Manpreet Kaur Kalra

In this episode we connect with activist and educator Manpreet Kalra exploring her story of faith and practice of Sikhi. She illuminates the core beliefs of Sikhi from her understanding as a young person attending Khalsa to her practice as...

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Janice Munemitsu

In this episode we connect with Janice Munemitsu author of The Kindness of Color. Her book follows the life of Gonzalo Mendez, an immigrant from Mexico who ran a cantina in Orange County but dreamed of running a farm. In...

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Jerry Almendarez and Linn Lee

In this episode we connect with Linn Lee, the History and Social Science Curriculum Specialist for Santa Ana Unified School District, and Jerry Almendarez, the Superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District. This school year is the inaugral implamentaion...

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Gerald Clarke

In this episode we connect with artist and educator Gerald Clarke. As a member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians, Gerald shares some of the history of the land stripped away from his people and the current life on the...

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