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Carlos Hagedorn

( He/Him/His )


Carlos Ernesto Cuauhtémoc Hagedorn is a Xicano-Filipino educator activist. A youth developer for the past 20 years, Carlos has worked with elementary, middle, high school, and college students in San Francisco, New York City, Arizona, and Napa Valley. He is the co-founder of the Legacy Youth Project, a 5-12th grade Ethnic Studies youth program dedicated to supporting at-promise youth of the Napa Valley. Carlos’s LYP Ethnic Studies “heartwork” model has been nationally recognized and featured in the documentary “The Mask You Live In.” He is also a leading consultant dedicated to supporting school districts in implementing authentic Ethnic Studies programming. Hagedorn is also a co-founder of the Coalition for Liberated Ethnic Studies, a national coalition committed to teaching and organizing authentic Ethnic Studies. Additionally, Carlos has engaged in extensive international education and solidarity work in Cuba, El Salvador, and Venezuela. He currently teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University and Napa Valley College. 


Courses Taught:

Introduction to Chicano/a and Mexican American Studies – Napa Valley College, Humanities Department

Introduction to Latin American Studies – Napa Valley College, Humanities Department

Race, Ethnic and Power in America – San Francisco State University, College of Ethnic Studies

Radical Pedagogy as Praxis – Prescott College, Masters in Social Just and Organizing

Ethnic Studies Leadership Program- 5th -12th grade