Vanguard Webinar: Yolo County Ethnic Studies Public Forum

On March 5, at 7 pm, join the Vanguard’s discussion panel on Yolo County Ethnic Studies Public Forum.

The discussion will cover:

– What Ethnic Studies (ES) is and is not, from historical and academic perspectives;
– Why Ethnic Studies is needed in our schools and consequently in our communities;
– Updates on efforts to bring ES to schools in the county;
– Challenges in the work to bring ES to schools, and suggested solutions or steps to take (from the perspective of the panelists, including DJUSD educators);
– Native and BIPOC experiences in regards to Ethnic Studies efforts in Yolo County.

Short Q&A with audience members: while we will do our best to answer the questions asked on the day of the event, you are also invited to email them ahead of time to


Dr. Melissa Moreno, Ph.D. (Ethnic Studies Professor, Yolo County Board of Education Member)
Daniel Engotto (DHS Student / BSU)
Kelly Wilkerson (DJUSD Educator / Los Rios Community College Trustee)
Justine Villanueva (Attorney and Author, Filipino American Parent)

A DJUSD representative has been invited.

A Spanish interpreter will be present. If you need one in another language, email, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Moderators: Anoosh Jorjorian & NJ Mvondo

Event Sponsors:

Multiculturalism Rocks
Creating Inclusive Davis Schools (CIDS, pronounced “Kids”)
Davis Phoenix Coalition
Ethnic Studies Coalition


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