Scholars offering free online Chicano Studies classes

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Chicano Studies professors has launched a program to offer free Chicano Studies classes amid the pandemic.

MeXicanos 2070 this week began holding virtual courses through their program called Colegio Chicano del Pueblo and so far have enrolled more than 75 students from Arizona, California, Illinois, and Michigan.

Prescott College’s Ernesto Todd Mireles says the classes will run eight weeks and cover issues around Chicano politics and Chicano history. At the end of each course, students will be required to hold a virtual town hall meeting in their communities around a certain issue.

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