UA MAS Department Statement on Documentary Precious Knowledge

It has come to our attention that some educators continue to show the documentary Precious Knowledge in schools and in different venues in Tucson and across the nation. Allegations of sexual assault have been leveled against one of the filmmakers since its Tucson premiere at the Fox Theatre on March 24, 2011. As a department, we resolve not to show this documentary, nor do we support the showing of Precious Knowledge. We make this statement in alignment with the principles outlined in our departmental mission, “We consider social change imperative for the empowerment of Chicanx, Mexican, Indigenous, and Latinx populations who are disproportionately impacted by legacies of colonialism, racism, patriarchy, and their contemporary manifestations.”

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02/27/2019 - 12:47

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