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Our Stories in Our Voices

Author(s): Dale Allender, Gregory Y Mark

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2022

Pages: 450

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This Anthology, Our Stories in Our Voices, examines American history, education, ethnic identity, and the continued struggle for social justice through the lens of people of color in the United States. The chapters in this publication begin to bring to the forefront topics that have been largely ignored but are essential for students to learn so that they can serve their own communities.

Introduction to Our Stories in Our Voices by Dale Allender
Introduction to the Ethnic Studies Discipline
“We’re Going Out. Are You With Us?” The Origins of Asian American Studies by Gregory Yee Mark
Why Ethnic Studies Was Meant for Me by Rosana Chavez-Hernandez
Unit I Inventing Images, Representing Otherness
1. California History: Depth and Breadth From Original American Indian Tribal Nations: Beyond a Mere 250 Years by Crystal Martinez-Alire and Rose Borunda With Susan Olsen
2. Mixed-Race Individuals: A Solution for Race Relations in America? by Darryl Omar Freeman
3. Californios: Beyond What We Learned in Fourth Grade by Mimi Coughlin
4. “Imaginary Indians” Are Not Real by Brian Baker
5. Implicit Bias: Schools Not Prisons! by Rita Cameron Wedding and Jon Wedding
6. Innocent American Life: My Experience as a Muslim Woman by Aaminah Norris
7. Perspective by Abner Minor Ms. Sims’ Ethnic Studies Class
8. Don’t use that Tone with Me! Intonation and Identity: An Interview with Dr. Nicole Holliday and Gretchen McCulloch
9. Learning Arabic by Dan West
10. That Special Relationship—Puerto Rico and the United States by Daisy Diaz-Granados
11. Intersectionality: How It Looks by Ebony Williams
Unit II Ghosts of the Past
12. My Father’s Labor: An Unknown, but Valued History by Julie López Figueroa and Macedonio Figueroa
13. Self-Silhouette by Carolina Corona Ms. Sims Ethnic Studies Class
14. The Hmong in the United States by Bao Lo
15. About Me by Mikala Her Ms. Sims Ethnic Studies
16. Haitano by Molaundo Jones
17. Iu Mien—We the People by Fahm Khouan-Saelee and Muey Ion Saetern
18. Filipino Americans: From “Indians” to “Asians” in America by James Sobredo 

19. Tungtong: Share Your Stories by Marietess Masulit
Unit III A Glimpse of California
20. No Utopia: The African American Struggle for Fair Housing in Postwar Sacramento From 1948 to 1967 by Damany Fisher
21. From Golden Empire to Valley High: A Mixed Girl’s Education in Sacramento by Toni Tinker
22. Growing Up Mixed in Sacramento by Tiaura McQueen Ms. Sims Ethnic Studies
23. Japanese Americans—Incarceration to Redress by Masayuki Hatano
24. Double Happiness: Chinese American History—Through the Lens of Family, Community, and Food by Gregory Yee Mark and Christina Fa Mark
25. The Story of California, Ishi, and NAGPRA by Vanessa Esquivido-Meza
26. The Angel Island Story: Asian Immigration, Paper Sons, and Poetry of Resistance by Gregory Yee Mark and Christina Fa Mark
27. Sacramento Teen On Stephon Clark’s Death: “My Community Is Hurting” by Rachael Francois
Unit IV Solidarity
28. Capitol City Civics and the Black Panther Party by Dale Allender

29. All Mothers were Summoned when He Called Out for His Mama
30. Ifa in Oshogbo by Charles Vincent Burwell and Molaundo Jones
31. Fiji and Fijians in Sacramento by Mitieli Rokolacadamu Gonemaituba, Neha Chand, Darsha Naidu, Jenisha Lal, Jonathan Singh, Shayal Sharma, and Gregory Yee Mark
32. Move on the 45 by Dale Allender and Molaundo Jones
33. Danza Azteca: Movement, Music, and Memories by Sohnya Castorena
34. Unmasking the Spirit: Danza at Sol Collective A Photo Essay by Arya Dawn Allender-West
35. The Legacy of MLK Is Alive Today In These Young Activists by Youth Radio Editors
36. “We can’t just stand aside now”: Oakland’s Fortune Cookie Factory Stands With Black Lives Matter by Annalise Harlow
Glossary compiled by Dr. Dale Allender
Index

Dale Allender

Dale Allender, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of language and literacy in the Department of Teaching Credentials at California State University-Sacramento; and a mentor for the National Urban Alliance working directly with students, teachers and administrators in the Buffalo, New York and Minneapolis, Minnesota public school districts. He Is the recipient of a National Endowment for Humanities fellowship for the study of Native American Literature, and a National Association of Multicultural Education Media Award for his work on the television series The Expanding Canon. He is currently an Advisor to the Center for Black Literature and Teaching Tolerance. Dr. Allender is the founder NCTE West at UC Berkeley, which he directed from 2003-2015.

Gregory Y Mark

Gregory Yee Mark is a professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Sacramento. In January 1969, as an undergraduate student at University of California, Berkeley, he was a part of the Third World Liberation Front that went on strike (the “Third World Strike”) at the Berkeley campus to create the discipline of Ethnic Studies. During this transformative student strike, he was tear-gassed, shot at by the police, and most importantly, he learned the true meaning of creating a relevant education for all people. He is a pioneer in the fi eld of Asian American studies.

Starting as a student, Dr. Mark was a community organizer and activist in Berkeley and Oakland. In 1969, in Oakland, he founded the East Bay Chinese Youth Council, which addressed the various challenges of Chinatown youth such as gangs. He continued this role as a community advocate and educator while a professor in San Jose, Honolulu, and Sacramento. He has fought for social justice, better education for the underserved, preventing youth violence in the Asian American community, and a broader and more correct interpretation of American history.

Dr. Mark is a pioneer in service learning, and in 2001, he founded the 65th Street Corridor Community Collaborative Project, which has served over 38,000 Sacramento residents. In 2021, this Project celebrates its 20th anniversary of service to the community.

This anthology, ETHNIC STUDIES: An Introduction, examines American history, education, ethnic identity, and the continued struggle for social justice through the lens of people of color in the United States. Last, the chapters in this publication, begin to bring to the forefront topics that have been largely ignored, but are essential for students to learn so that they can service their own communities.

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