Legacy Month

Smith Carlos Lawn Monument

Annually, the CCCAC hosts Legacy Month in October. 

The purpose of Legacy Month is to honor the rich history of student activism/civic engagement. Legacy Month is hosted every year specifically in October to commemorate SJSU alums Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who took a brave political stance during the 1968 October 16 in the Mexico City Olympics. Read about the Olympic athletes who took a stand.

Legacy Month 2021

Honoring Our Resilience, Building a Sustainable Future

LEGACY MONTH KICK OFF 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 12pm
7th Street Plaza

Legacy Month is here! Let’s honor the rich history of student activism of SJSU. Stop by  the CCCAC table to receive a free t-shirt.  

LEGACY MONTH SPEAKER: LEAH THOMAS 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7-8:30pm
Zoom: bit.ly/f21spartanspeaker106

Leah Thomas is an environmentalist passionate about advocating for and exploring the relationship between social justice and environmentalism. She is the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah, @thegreensgirlco and The Intersectional Environmentalist Platform. 

CRAFTIVISM  WITH @HCLOU ART: LIVING THE LEGACIES OF OUR ANCESTORS ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS OF TOMORROW
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 3-4:30pm
RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/legacymonthzine

Zine workshop for Legacy Month. Zine kits will be distributed to participants who RSVP by Monday, 10/11. 

ABLEISM IN SOCIAL JUSTICE SPACES
Spartan Legacy Training Academy
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1-2pm
Zoom; RSVP: https://bit.ly/SLTAF21 

As activists and advocates, we are often so busy organizing, that we forget to take the time to look at what our spaces look like and who we design them for. Learn more about what we can do in our own spaces to combat ableism. 

IT IS TIME: VOICES OF ATHLETE ACTIVISM 
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21-22, 9am-2pm 
More information and RSVP: https://www.sjsu.edu/wordstoaction/

Join the  Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change for a 2-day conference to learn about the history and legacy of athlete activism at SJSU and beyond. 

SOUND HEALING AT THE GARDEN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 3:30-4pm
Campus Community Garden
Sign up: bit.ly/Fall21GardenEvents

Come destress in the afternoon and return back to your breath and body. Using the vibrations and sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, Garden Staff will lead you through an immersive sound experience. Spots are limited. Registration required.