Past Events & Recordings

A group of protestors on SJSU campus.

The inaugural 2021 theme for Transforming Communities: A Movement to Racial Justice was Reflection. Discovery. Action.

View all the wonderful events and recordings that took place November 1-12, 2021, and get inspired for the 2022 event this fall!

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2021 Schedule of Events

November 1

November 2

November 3

November 4

November 5

November 6

November 8

November 9

November 10

November 11

November 12


2021 Event Recordings

Opening Keynote

To Thrive: Place-Based Knowledge, Memory and Indigenous Movement Building from the Bay to the World

Andrew Jolivette, UC San Diego

Presented by: SJSU Office of the President
Facilitators: Dr. Soma de Bourbon, SJSU Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies


Segregation in the City of San José – History, Impacts and Government Responsibility

Presented by: City of San Jose
Facilitators: Ruth Cueto, Supervising Planner and Josh Ishimatsu, Policy Manager


Taking a Stand for Racial Justice in Soccer

Kaiya McCullough, Professional Soccer Player/Activist

Presented by: SJSU Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change (ISSSSC) and SJSU Community & Government Relations
Facilitators: Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, SJSU Department of African American Studies, ISSSSC


Forum on Race & Politics with Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II

Presented by: San José African American Community Services Agency, SJSU Black Male Collective and SJSU Community and Government Relations
Facilitators: Lavere Foster, SJAACSA Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Aman Tesfagiorgis, SJSU student, Aviation, Black Male Collective board member and Jahmal Williams, SJSU Director of Advocacy for Racial Justice


AI Literacy is a Civil Rights Issue

Presented by: AllAI Consulting, LLC
Facilitator: Masheika Allgood


2021 Silicon Valley Pain Index: Inequality Soars by Race and Class under COVID-19

Presented by: SJSU Human Rights Institute 
Facilitator: Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton, SJSU Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies


Closing Keynote

An Afternoon with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Presented by: SJSU Office of the President
Facilitators: Dr. Yvonne Kwan, SJSU Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies and Phillip Nguyen, Executive Director, Vietnamese American Roundtable