SJSU for Black Lives Matter: Step Up to Anti-Black Racism

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Friday, June 12th at 2:00pm

In this community dialogue, we will create a virtual space where students, staff, faculty, and administrators can step up to discuss the impacts of anti-Black racism on our campus and identify steps we can individually and collectively take to combat it. The program will feature Zoom breakout rooms to enable small-group dialogues for participants to discuss anti-Black racism,  informed allyship and how to effect needed social and systemic change. 

Quote by Lindsay Young on Resistance


This event is a kick-off event for a longer four meeting series in July in which facilitated student and employee dialogue action groups will continue to address anti-Black racism, ally self-work and strategies and planning for social and institutional change at SJSU.   


 6/10 6:30pm UPDATE:

We have reached capacity for this event and we are working on identifying additional dates.  Please click on the link above to register and to place your name on a priority notification registration list for the next event. 


Prior to the event, we ask that you read the following short article:

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They're Okay - Chances are They're Not. by Danielle Cadet 

In creating these spaces, we hope to build an ongoing community of practice and learning in which we hold ourselves accountable to our Black students and Black colleagues at SJSU through our own learning and the actions we take.

This event and the July series is a partnership of the following SJSU divisions/units:

  • Office of the President
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Academic Affairs
  • Student Affairs
  • University Personnel
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Administration and Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Research and Innovation
  • Academic Senate
  • University Advancement


Additional Anti-Black Racism Resources: