A Video Argument for Ethnic Studies

This post was created by NCTE member, Alexandra Hidalgo. A transcript of the video follows.

AlexandraHildalgophotoAlexandra Hildago created this video to illustrate her vision of ethnic studies. NCTE encapsulated the importance of ethnic studies in its position statement, NCTE Position Statement in Support of Ethnic Studies Initiatives in K-12 Curricula.


For the transcript, please visit http://fws.cal.msu.edu:8080/~little93/cr/chapterone.html

Written, directed, filmed, and edited by


Additional footage

by Paddington Bear
Downloaded from soundofpicture.com

Thank you to:
National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Iris Ruiz
Christina Cedillo
Members of the Latin@ Caucus

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Alexandra Hidalgo, 2016

Alexandra Hidalgo is a filmmaker and assistant professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. She’s the co-founder and editor-in-chief of agnès films, a website that supports the work of women and feminist filmmakers. 


About Lu Ann McNabb

Lu Ann Maciulla McNabb is the Policy & Alliances Associate for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Lu Ann has long been an advocate for teachers, students and education. As Thomas Jefferson so eloquently said, "Education is the anvil upon which democracy is forged."

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