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Ethnic studies victories in Arizona come at critical time for the state and country

The beginning of session at Pima Community College this year was also the official launch of the Department of Ethnic, Gender & Transborder Studies. After many years of hard work by faculty, staff, students and community members, there was a sense of celebration at this achievement.

“This department didn’t come together overnight. It is the culmination of many years and even generations of struggle, work and building, of not letting setbacks be the end, and of not letting incremental gains stop us from striving for more,” said Francisca James Hernández, Ph.D., Head of the new Department.