On the weekend of Feb. 24th-26th, 60+ students and faculty from California State University at Northridge (CSUN), came to Tucson to support the ethnic studies struggle and learn more about the situation. On Saturday, current (former) ethnic studies students gave a panel about their experiences.
They mentioned how, ever since the books were banned and the classes taken away, they were constantly being watched. Monitors followed them on bikes. Their work was confiscated and checked for ‘ethnic solidarity’. During some classes, random administrators would come into the now defunct Chicano history classes which was changed to “american history” and type what was said in the classroom onto a laptop. The classes are cancelled and some of the public may be aware but there is so much more to what is going on as these students’ testimony reveals.
Here are a couple pictures from the panel.