Pod Chats: The Long, Bloody Strike for Ethnic Studies
Pod Chats is a WSU community event series where attendees listen to a selected podcast and then engage in a guided discussion. Each podcast episode focuses on an important issue relating to diversity, inclusion, equity, and/or social justice. In collaboration with Warrior VIP and MPREP Scholars, OMSE hopes to create conversation and learning opportunities.
The largest public university system in the country, the Cal State system, just announced a new graduation requirement: students must take an ethnic studies or social justice course. But ethnic studies might not even exist if it weren't for some students at a small commuter college in San Francisco. Fifty years ago, they went on strike — and while their bloody, bitter standoff has been largely forgotten, it forever changed higher education in the United States. Podcast has some descriptions of police violence and profanity.
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