On the Airwaves: The Battles for Ethnic Studies and Reconciliation in Churches

Bay Area teachers panelists at the Ethnic Studies solidarity event at Mission High.

Bay Area teachers participate as panelists in the Ethnic Studies solidarity event at Mission High.

APEX Express

This week we look at Ethnic Studies: what gains have been made in San Franciscoand what challenges are faced in Arizona? We hear voices from an Ethnic Studies teach-in just before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments about the school district in Tucson that was accused by state officials of violating their Ethnic Studies ban.

We also learn what it means to be a “reconciling church”, or a church that welcomes all sexual orientations and gender identities. We talk with Lauren Quock of the Network on Religion and Justice about the upcoming Reconciling Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church in San Jose.

NRJ's One Big Family Photo Solidarity Project 

NRJ’s One Big Family Photo Solidarity Project.


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