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The Ethnic Studies Debate: A Fundraising Event for the New York State Youth Leadership Council


NYU's Graduate Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (GALAS), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and NYC public school teachers are collaborating to put on a public screening of the film Precious Knowledge, a moving documentary about the banning of Ethnic Studies in Arizona in order to speak about the role of ethnic studies here in New York City and raise awareness about issues related to racism in schooling and immigration. The event is a fundraiser for the New York State Youth Leadership Council, a local organization continuing in the struggle here in NYC. The YLC is an undocumented youth led organization that "empowers immigrant youth to drop the fear and challenge the broken immigration system through leadership development, grassroots organization, educational advancement , and a safe space for self-expression". The goal of this event is to raise awareness about the work the YLC are doing and make connections between the fight in Tucson, AZ, and the push for immigrant rights here in New York and nationwide.

Following the film, we will have a lively discussion with a panel consisting of NYC teachers, students, the New York State Youth Leadership Council, GALAS and the audience to delve deeper into these issues and share resources. The evening will wrap with a light reception featuring a dance performance, banned books thanks to La Casa Azul Bookstore, music and more!



Please join us for this exciting fundraiser for the New York State Youth Leadership Council. The event is free and open to the public with rsvp to nyugalas@gmail.com.



*Photo ID is required for entry in the building