By the early 1930s, the Santa Clara Valley’s canneries were the largest employers of women in California. Margo McBane, SJSU History professor and Sourisseau Board member, tells us their story of 18-hour workdays, with employment opportunity divided along gender, ethnic, and racial lines.
This month’s Sourisseau Academy news video explores the experience of working in orchards and nurseries in Morgan Hill, where women’s work, though somewhat different than that in the canneries, was equally intense.
WHEN: Thursday, April 6 @ 4 pm
WHERE: SJSU, Sweeney Hall 331
David Stovall, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates four areas: 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) concepts of social justice in education, 3) the relationship between housing and education, and 4) the relationship between schools and community stakeholders. In the attempt to bring theory to action, he has spent the last ten years working with community organizations and schools to develop curricula that address issues of social justice.
Born Out of Struggle offers important lessons about school creation from the ground up. While the story of a 19-day hunger strike serves as the backdrop of the discussion, the focus of this talk will be on concrete examples of the challenges and contradictions of keeping young people, families, and community members central to community control of education. The discussion to follow will explore the relevance of these lessons for students, community, and families, as well as educational leaders & classroom teachers of all subjects & grade levels.
Sponsored by the College of Education and Mexican American Studies
Congratulations to Mariela Acevedo!
Mariela Acevedo, a second-year graduate student in our Clinical Program, was recently awarded a scholarship through the California MFT Stipend Program.
The California MFT Stipend Program is funded through the Mental Health Services Act and administered bu the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to address the statewide workforce need for mental health practitioners in underserved communities of California.
Kristy Keller, a recent graduate of the SJSU Master’s Program in Applied Anthropology is featured in a new podcast series just launched by the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. The series explores what happens to anthropology grads when they finish their M.A. degrees and move into the ‘real world.’ View the podcast.
The Consulate of México in San José and the Institute for Mexicans Abroad have given $40,000 in renewed funding for financial assistance to SJSU students. This is the result of Prof. Curry’s sustained efforts over the 15 years since she arrived at SJSU. Congratulations to Prof. Curry on a job well done!