University of Oregon, Eugene, May 1st, 2012
The State of Arizona has passed legislation banning the Chicano Ethnic Studies curriculum from state primary and secondary schools, and legislators are now targeting the state university system. The list of books banned from the schools includes many of the classics of US Latino literature, and even Shakespeare’s The Tempest. (See a list of banned books, coverage in Daily Beast on the ban and its effects).
A coalition of UO and community groups is coming together to show solidarity with the students and educators of Arizona and raise consciousness about the issue by giving a public reading of the banned works. A selection of the banned titles will be available for purchase from the Duck Store at the event.
This post was submitted by David Wacks.