Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation™ Center

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California State University, Long Beach has been selected as a host institution for a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center with the Association of American Colleges & UniversitiesTRHT is a comprehensive, national, and community-based process to bring about transformational and sustainable change to our communities. Through TRHT, collaborators work to replace belief systems that fuel racism with one that sees the inherent value of all people. This prestigious award, the first in the California State University System, and the second at a public university in the State of California, clearly demonstrates CSULB’s commitment to furthering the goals of the TRHT Campus Centers.

These TRHT efforts allow the campus to centralize strategies, programs, services, and resources to enact Beach 2030 through a lens of racial healing and racial justice such that there is campus wide and community engagement and accountability as we work to institutionalize equity-mindedness.

These endeavors will promote campus-wide engagement in conversations about race, from an intersectional approach, to become a part of who we are and what we do in alignment with our Beach 2030 values and the equity-minded efforts underway at CSULB. 
The aim of TRHT will lead the campus forward with greater coherence and illuminate effects of structural racism and inequity on our students before, during, and after their time at CSULB.

Our TRHT Core Team Members 

Other members of the core campus team include the following and a representative from each AB 1460 Ethnic Studies department and ASI Representatives: 

  • Daniel Bello, Student Member
  • Juan Benitez, Executive Director, Center for Community Engagement
  • Shametrice Davis, Associate Professor
  • Nubia Flores, Community Member
  • John Hamilton, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Strategic Partnerships and Student Success Initiatives at the California State University Chancellor's Office
  • Pei-Fang Hung, Academic Senate Chair
  • Anique T John, Community Member
  • Mark L. Josephson, Student Member
  • Tiffany M. Inabu, Alumni Member
  • Maulana Karenga, Chair, Africana Studies
  • Barbara Kim, Chair, Asian and Asian American Studies
  • Angela M. Locks, Executive Director, Diversity Equity Inclusion Academic Affairs
  • Melissa Maceyko, Lecturer
  • Sheri Madden, Student Member
  • Hector H. Marquez-Mesa, Alumni Member
  • Luisa Mesones , Alumni Member
  • Melissa Morgan, Community Member
  • Chantrey J. Murphy, Associate Professor
  • Anna Marie Ortiz, Dean, College of Education
  • Raven A. Pfister, Alumni Member
  • Rigoberto Rodriguez, Chair, Chicano/Latino Studies
  • Maria D. Ruvalcaba, Student Member
  • Sabrina Sanders, Commissioner, Long Beach Community Investment Company, City of Long Beach
  • Pravallika Siginamsetty, Student Member
  • Craig Stone, Professor Emeritus, School of Art and American Indian Studies
  • Sovandany Wang, Community Member
  • Fatima Zeferino, ASI Student Representative

Contributors to the campus application include: Angela M. Locks; Anna M. Ortiz; Rigoberto Rodriguez; Shametrice Davis; Neil Hultgren; Academic Senate; Center for Community Engagement; President’s Commission on Equity and Change; College of Liberal Arts Strategic Plan (CLASP) Committee; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Academic Affairs; Provost’s Office; and the President's Office.