War of the Flea Film Screening and Platica / Q&A
with film maker Ernesto Todd Mireles, PhD
Date: Tuesday, 9/27/22
Time: 12:20 - 2:45 p.m.
Where: Berkeley City College (BCC) Auditorium
War of the Flea: The Fight for Xicano Studies shows how Xicano students at Michigan State University forced a major university to establish a Xicano/Latino Studies program despite their small numbers and how an increasingly marginalized Xicano/Latino community was barraged by attack after attack from the white power structure. Learn more at waroftheflea.org and watch the trailer below.
Ernesto Todd Mireles, MSW. Ph.D. has worked as a student, community, union, and electoral organizer. Coordinator of the Frantz Fanon Community Strategy Center at Prescott College, he organized for the United Farm Workers, United Steelworkers and American Federation of Teachers. Mireles is the co-director of the Prescott College's Social Justice Community Organizing Masters program where he teaches community organizing. He holds an MSW in organizational and community practice and a Ph.D. American Studies from Michigan State University. His book Insurgent Aztlan, published by Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press, was awarded an International Latino Book Award, placing second in the Best Political/Current Affairs category.
Look for Dr. Mireles' book Insurgent Aztlán at the event or order a copy from Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press!