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San Jose State University defines diversity as the active appreciation, engagement, and support of ALL campus members in terms of their backgrounds, identities, and experiences (as constituted by gender, socioeconomic class, political perspective, age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, regional origin, nationality, occupation, language, among others, and the intersection of these aspects).


Annual Human Rights Lecture Featuring Angela Davis

Thursday, April 16th

Join students, faculty, community members, and organizers from Chicago, Ferguson, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area for the Spring 2015 SJSU Human Rights Lecture. All events are free and open to the public. Activities include:

• SOLITARY CELL ART INSTALLATIONS (12:00-5:00 Student Union Raised Patio) from the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition

• LUNCH PANEL (12:00-1:00, MLK 225) with community organizers from Ferguson, Chicago, and the greater Bay Area

 • WORKSHOP (12:30-2:30, STUDENT UNION RAISED PATIO) by the HipHop Chess Federation

 • A KNOW YOUR RIGHTS PRESENTATION (1:30-2:30, MLK 225) by WeCopWatch

 • TALKING CIRCLE (3:30-5:00, MLK 225) where students can engage with local and national organizers to build on current movements to end mass incarceration and police violence.

 • KEYNOTE SPEECH: DR. ANGELA DAVIS, “Inequality and the Role of Resistance,” 7:00 p.m., Morris Dailey Auditorium (doors open at 6:30, pre-program African cultural performance by Jaliya at 6:45).

KEYNOTE RSVP: Visit to reserve your ticket now!


Diversity Advising & Resources Fair

Monday, April 20th
Barrett Ballroom


Cultural Showcase

SJSU Cultural Showcase

Thursday, April 23rd
Student Union Ballroom

The Second Annual SJSU Cultural Showcase will take place on April 23, 2015 and has expanded significantly from last year to an entire day of festivities. In addition to the Cultural Showcase performances in the Student Union ballroom, this year's event will feature an art exhibition of SJSU student and faculty work, a Cultural Matinee or pre-show outside the Student Union in the afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and a taste of food from around the world on the A.S. lawn from 12:00-2:30 p.m. in partnership with Science 90 and the annual Multicultural BBQ.

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Spring Open Forum

Tuesday, April 28th
SJSU Student Union Theater

The President's Commission on Diversity invites you to attend our Spring Open Forum. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers on the campus work in advancing diversity and inclusive excellence.


Arthur Dunklin Awards

SJSU Diversity Champions Luncheon

Nominations Due: Thursday, April 30th at 5:00pm

Diversity Champions Luncheon: Wednesday, May 13th
MLK 225

The President's Commission on Diversity is soliciting nominations for the 2015 Arthur Dunklin Awards. The award recognizes four individuals - a student, administrator, faculty and staff member - for helping to create a welcoming, inclusive and supportive campus community by modeling diversity and inclusive excellence.

Please consider submitting a nomination for yourself or a colleague online. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 30th at 5:00pm. Include a personal statement of up to 1,000 words that support a nominee who has:

  • Shown exceptional commitment and effort in creating a welcoming, inclusive and supportive climate;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the recruitment and retention of high-quality, diversified faculty, staff or students;
  • Engaged campus members and advanced knowledge and understanding of issues and perspectives associated with diversity.