Precious Knowledge

Precious Knowledge

Precious Knowledge was shown November 7, 2013 and was co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) and the Student of Color Alliance (SOCA). This documentary investigates the controversy surrounding ethnic studies programs in Arizona. Despite the unparalleled success of the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School–with 93% graduation and 85% college attendance rates–it became the center of a political storm, ultimately resulting in a state legislative ban on ethnic studies programs. Following the film Dr. Ricardo Ortiz (English), Professor of US Latino Literature and Culture, helped generate discussion ranging from immigrant rights to the state of cultural studies at Georgetown.


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