Golden Children: Legacy of Ethnic Studies, SF State

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Golden ChildrenA memoir written by Juanita Tamayo Lott, a participant in the 1968 San Francisco State College Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) Strike to establish the College of Ethnic Studies. The book discusses the reasons for the strike and the background social, political and cultural changes taking place at the time. The strike's impact today is embodied in the College of Ethnic Studies and the efforts of every student, staff, faculty or community member associated with the college to ensure that the program continues and remains relevant today.

"This memoir recounts the pivotal, historic moment when the School of Ethnic Studies was established at San Francisco State University. It is a story both hopeful and sobering, giving uplifting testimony to the power of committed social action and yet reminding us of the stubborn persistence of structural inequality in society."
— WALTER ALLEN, Distinguished Professor of Education, Sociology and African American Studies, UCLA

Author Talk: 1:15 - 1:45 pm

Q&A -- Book Signing: 1:45 - 3:00 pm

Juanita Tamayo LottJuanita Tamayo Lott is a retired senior federal demographer/statistician. Her works from poetry to statistical analysis are in anthologies and professional journals since the 1970s. She is the author of Asian Americans: From Racial Category to Multiple Identities, 1998; Common Destiny: Filipino American Generations, 2006; and Filipinos in Washington, DC with Rita Cacas, 2009. The Juanita Tamayo Lott Collection resides in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Collection, Asian Division, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Filipino American Center.

This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

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