Watch Episode 3 of Emancipatory Education Now

Emancipatory Education Now is a new student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education – the critical evaluation of the systems and structures of oppression that maintain the status quo in our educational institutions – looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices.  In this episode, Leslye leads a dialogue with Anne, Gabi, Jackie, and Vinson as they dive deeper into the topic of California’s Proposition 16 and the implications of universities and government offices ability to factor in someone’s race, gender or ethnicity in making hiring, spending and admissions decisions.
The call to action for this episode: Research and discuss the upcoming California propositions so you can make a well-informed decision on election day, which is Tuesday, November 3, 2020!  Eligible California voters can register to vote by Monday, October 19, at
A few additional resources they mention include:
California Proposition 16, Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment (2020) by Ballotpedia
“The legacy of Prop. 209: Black students continue to be underrepresented, poorly resourced” by Francesca Munsayac on DailyCal
“In Defense of Affirmative Action: A Guide for Asian American Students” by Olivia Mayeda on blogs
“The impact of Proposition 209 and access-oriented UC admissions policies on underrepresented UC applications, enrollment, and long-run student outcomes” by Zachary Bleemer on
“Prop. 16 Would Bring Affirmative Action Back To California, Critics Say It’s Not Necessary” by Shalina Chatlani on KPBS
Election 2020 Guide: Proposition 16 – Affirmative Action by CalMatters
“California Prop 16, affirmative action, explained” YouTube video by CalMatters
“CSU trustees endorse repeal of affirmative action ban” by Ashley A. Smith on EdSource
“Prop. 16 to reinstate affirmative action in state universities, employment if passed” by Blake Evans on DailyCal
California Educators Urge Voters to Support Prop. 16, Equal Opportunity for All by California Teachers Association
Prop 16: Opportunity for All by League of Women Voters of California
“Meet Edward Blum, the Man Who Wants to Kill Affirmative Action in Higher Education” by Sarah Hinger on ACLU
Join us live for the next episode on Monday, October 12, at 7:15pm on the Lurie College YouTube channel at  
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