Demand Young, Gifted and Black: African American Playwrights to be Permanent at CSULA.

Demand Young, Gifted and Black: African American Playwrights to be Permanent at CSULA.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Michelle Ferra started this petition to Students

TA-4540L Young, Gifted, and Black: African American Playwrights Presents:
Petition to Demand Young, Gifted and Black: African American Playwrights to be Permanently Offered in CSULA Curriculum

     As students of California State University Los Angeles, we want representation in the education we are paying for. As students, we look at our professors for guidance and leadership, but it is difficult to see that when there is a significant lack of representation of Black/African professors in visual and performing arts. CSULA is touted as a school that supports a diverse, multicultural environment. Unfortunately, there is a failure to reflect that throughout the curriculum and choice of professors. As students of CSULA we want to have access to courses that truly teach us more than just the surface. We want courses in the arts that allow us to connect with our cultures.
     Professor Amen Igbinosun is the reason for us creating this petition. He has been an amazing professor who has created a safe place for students to freely talk about everyday situations that affect the Black community. The course is more than just the professor talking, it is carried by student discussion and creativity. We are able to confidently express our emotions through words, art, and healing conversations about generational trauma, racism, and discrimination.
     Black theater expands beyond Dutchman and Fences. With the special topics class: “TA 4550L-02 Young Gifted and Black: African American Playwrights,” that is currently offered in the Theater Department; we as students are finally learning something different besides America’s Eurocentric version of theater history. This is a course we truly believe students need to have continuous access to; and with your help we can make this dream a reality. We want the class Young, Gifted, and Black: African American Playwrights, to be permanently added to the CSULA curriculum. Our culture, art, and history are not temporary.


By:
Arturo Vega, Ben Hernandez, Cameron Kotecki, Carmell Moore, Cecil Clay, Damiona Barbosa, Dane Gbrayes, Gabriela Mendoza, Giselle Rios, Kriselle Kelsey, Mia Alexander, Michelle Ferra- Galindo, Sedona Vivirito, Thalia Hendricks, Tiffany Quiroz

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!