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3rd Annual Chicana/o Studies Summit

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California State University Channel Islands

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Grand Salon

Camarillo, CA 93012

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In the spirit of collective action and the belief that El Plan de Santa Barbara is a living, breathing document, we call upon educators, activists, leaders, and the community to reflect on the last 50 years of the birth of Chicana/o Studies & Ethnic Studies--the only discipline created through protest and struggle of the people--and to work together to examine how we will continue the work of Chicana/o Studies as a tool for educational justice in Ventura County. Our goal is to build upon the work of the last two years: the Ethnic Studies graduation requirement in Oxnard Union High School District, the struggle to revitalize Chicana/o Studies at the community colleges and growing the program at the CSU level.
By the end of the summit our goal is to have a county-wide Chicana/o Studies Disciplinary Council established for Ventura County.

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Melissa Moreno, Ph.D. My passion is teaching and researching in the areas of Ethnic Studies, Multicultural Education, and Chicano/Latino Studies. Currently I lead Ethnic Studies at Woodland Community College and teach Chicana/o Studies, History of Race and Ethnicity, Mexican American History, and Native American Studies. I am a former community educator and faculty in Chicana/o Studies, Education, and Liberal Studies. I earned a bachelor in Sociology and Women Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then I earned a masters and a doctorate from the University of Utah in the Department of Education, Culture and Society. I have received fellowships from the Chicana Latina Research Center at UC Davis, the Department of International and Multicultural Education at University of San Francisco, and at Texas State University San Marcos. My publications and research interests include issues surrounding racial formations, subjugated knowledge, cultural citizenship, foodways and food justice education, Chicana/o indigeneity, intergenerational trauma and healing, and practices of community-based leadership. I am a co-chair of the Indigenous Caucus for the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), member of Mujeres Activas en Letra y Cambio Social (MALCS), and of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), among others. I also serve a number of organizations and committees (e.g. WCC Diversity Committee, WJUSD Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee, NACCS, etc.).


Roberto D. Hernández is an associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University and an actively engaged, community-based researcher, scholar, teacher and writer. Born in Mexico, but raised in San Ysidro, within blocks of the busiest port of entry in the world, the U-S///Mexico border has figured prominently in his intellectual, political and professional development and commitments. He earned a Chicana/o Studies Honors BA (with an emphasis in Political Theory), as well as Masters and PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies (Black, Native and Chicana/o Studies) from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a Researcher with the Center for Latino Policy Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Social Change. He was previously a Visiting Researcher in the Center for Black Studies Research and the Chicana/o Studies Institute at UC Santa Barbara, where he taught in both Chicana/o Studies and Black Studies. Dr. Hernandez also coordinates several advanced international research institutes for junior scholars: Decolonizing Knowledge and Power (in Barcelona), Critical Muslim Studies (Granada), and Latin American Decolonial and Feminist Thought (Mexico City).

Dr. Hernández’ research, publications and teaching focus on the intersections of colonial and border violence, the geopolitics of knowledge and cultural production, decolonial political theory, social movements, hemispheric indigeneity, masculinity and comparative border studies. Specifically, he teaches courses on the U-S///Mexico border history, theory and contemporary issues, Chicana/o and border folklore, Community Studies, and racialized/gendered captivity and incarceration from colonialism and slavery to the prison industrial complex and migrant detention centers. He co-edited the anthology Decolonizing the Westernized University: Interventions in Philosophy of Education from Within and Without (Lexington, 2016) and is the author of Coloniality of the U-S///Mexico Border: Power, Violence, and the Decolonial Imperative (Univ. of AZ Press, 2018). He has served on the governing board of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) and was involved in the writing of a NACCS Amicus Brief at the height of the legal battle over the attempted banning of Mexican American Studies in Arizona in 2010. Lastly, Dr. Hernandez is an accomplished translator of important scholarly works and has several ongoing translation projects under way.

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